If a person offers ‘guilt offering’ the people around him may come to know that he has committed an outward sin, guilt or transgression punishable under law.Even in the olden days man hesitated to offer guilt offering for the fear of being exposed to the public. But Jesus Christ never hesitated to offer Himself as “guilt Offering” for the sins and transgressions of the world. Prophet Isaiah has beautifully quoted this in the following verse;
“Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush Him; He has put Him to grief; when His soul makes an offering for guilt, He shall see His offspring,
He shall prolong His days.”(Isaiah 53: 10) Global Study Bible.
If we meditate on the word of God from the book of Genesis, we can declare that Jesus Christ died even for the sin of Adam. Let us turn to the
book the Genesis chapter 3. The craftiness of the serpent was so obvious that it can be construed from the way he started his conversation
with Eve. “He said to the woman, “Did God actually say you shall not of any of the tree in the garden?” This is the trick of the devil to make
the woman to disclose the fact from her own mouth. And woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruits of the trees in the garden and you
shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.”
Here comes the first lie from the mouth of the devil. But the serpent said to the woman,”You will not surely die.” This first LIE is the root cause
of the sin of disobedience of Eve and thereafter of Adam. When they ate forbidden fruit the eyes of both were opened. They felt they were
naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. The loincloths made out of fig leaves was not a permanent
solution to cover their nakedness. As the time passed by, the fig leaves got dried up and started shrinking and their nakedness was exposed
Lord God called the man and said to him, “Adam, How are you?” (This is how we read from the original Hebrew text.) Because Lord knew
where Adam was. Adam replied, “Because I was naked, I hid myself”. Lord God was pleased to hear this kind of confession from him.
And He made for Adam and for his wife garments of skin and clothed them. An animal was needed to be killed for the preparation of
skin garments. This first sacrifice was also symbolic to living sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Skin garment was durable and it was a permanent
solution to cover their nakedness..
What we learn from this scenario is valid truth. Our own efforts to save ourselves will never be successful.
Lord God can only save us and cleanse our sins.