The Skin is Just a Covering
The skin is the covering which covers and protects the body. And God made a covering for His people.And the skin gives provision to all of mankind Yet the skin is only skin deep. For the skin is a just remnant of man’s sin in the Garden.
The skin is the covering which covers and protects our body. And skin is derived from the Nordic word skinn which means "hide". And when man ate from the fruit of good and evil, they would hide from the presence of God. "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden." (Genesis 3:7-9) For they were stark in the nakedness of their sin. But our bodies are covered with skin, to protect us from the starkness of this world. And God covered mankind with skin from the beginning, to protect us from the starkness of this world. "The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. Then the LORD God said, 'Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever — therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.'" (Genesis 3:21-23)