And 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. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” (Genesis 3:8-10 ESV)
He was more ashamed of his nakedness than of his sin. Thus do many fear rather to offend because of public shame than for any consciousness of sin just as Cain grieved more because he was made a vagabond than because he had killed his brother.
– Andrew Willet –