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tells us that “the eyes of both were opened”, but when you think about the physical eyes of a person being opened, before there eyes were opened, there eyes were closed, and if a persons eyes are closed, they cannot see.
When a persons eyes are physically closed, they cannot physically look in a mirror and see features about themselves, they cannot physically look and see themselves; so they are unaware of some things about themselves, and when a person is unaware of some things about themselves, and have issues related to themselves, they cannot fix what they cannot see if they are unaware of the issue.
A person that cannot see in a sense is a blind person. Jesus said in “If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit”
Here we have in the text “the eyes of both were opened”, but the questions arises; if their eyes were opened, how was the woman able to see the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes? So now we see that their eyes were able to see, yet their eyes were closed.
Which means there are two types of eyes, which we will get to that later.
Now the texts continues to tell us not only that “the eyes of both were opened”, but now they “knew that they were naked”. So now we that the knowledge of their nakedness was the result of their eyes being opened.
Although the woman was able to see the tree was good for food and a delight to her eyes, they did not have the knowledge about themselves until their eyes were opened.
Sometimes we can see the things that are around us and not have knowledge about ourselves.
In this account with the
Their eyes were opened to possess a knowledge that they did not have before. That means that their eyes were not opened to the sense of seeing their nakedness, but their eyes were opened to the sense of knowing their nakedness.
says the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. You cannot be ashamed of something that you do not possess the knowledge about.
Then if we go over to , after they knew that they were naked; the man says, “I was afraid, because I was naked”. So they went from being naked and unashamed to being naked and afraid.
Before their eyes were opened, they were able to see, but they did not possess certain knowledge about some things they saw.
Sometimes people hid there issues to act like they got it all right.
Knowledge About Themselves
Their eyes wasn’t closed to their nakedness, but their eyes were closed to knowledge about their nakedness. Before they were walking around just fine and not ashamed
tells us the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed, but when we go over to the man said “I was afraid, because I was naked”
As we continue on to “the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God.
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