Isaiah 52:7, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns”.
In response to the gospel, the word “feet” does seem to associate with it. Romans 10:15, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace“, Ephesians 6:15, “and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace“. It talks about the shield of faith, the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the spirit. The word “feet” is not there just to fill in, it has a significant meaning. Feet help you relocate, it makes you move, it makes you go. When Jesus said, “Go ye into the world and preach the gospel“. The beginning word “GO” requires “FEET” that would mean on your prayers, put feet to it and go. I do not see anywhere in the scripture saying “how lovely are the feet of those who sit“. You would imagine that those who sit have lovely feet because they are clean but the bible talks about those who go as the ones with lovely feet. Their feet may be full of dust, dragging, weary from going, but they are still going because it’s the message that they have that makes their feet lovely. Whenever I go out witnessing, I always have enough excuses as to why I should not go. However when I go, I come back rejoicing. Going up the mountain is tough and so is going after sinners but coming from the mountain is easy and relaxing and so is after witnessing, you come back rejoicing and relaxed.
Think of it this way, at a police station, they have a party and all people have been invited including those who have broken the laws, they have a DJ, good food, gifts etc., tell me, how many would still show up at the party? very few. So is with the church, we are hoping that sinners will find their way to the church, we promise good music, spiritual food, a place of peace but still very few come. Why? because a guilty person will find it hard and intimidating showing up at a police station. We have to go out and apprehend them. Romans 10:14&15, “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe on Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? vs. 15, “And shall they preach unless they are sent?. Vs. 15 has been fulfilled when Jesus said, “go ye”, we are the preachers who will preach to them repentance and faith, the only two keys to salvation.
Here is what makes the feet of him that goes lovely, Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path”. Jesus Christ is the divine light, His words we preach is the lamp to our feet that causes us to have lovely feet and He lights our path towards sinners. “The lamp unto the feet” is for those who are moving. Could it be the reason Jesus washed the feet of the disciples so as to prepare them for the gospel? Then He said we ought to wash other people’s feet (sinners). The feet of those who have encountered with the Lord should bring good news (gospel), proclaiming peace, bring good things and proclaiming salvation. Jesus talked about a parable of a man leaving the 99 sheep found and going to look for that one which was missing, how about you. Blessings Ev
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