BEAUTIFUL FEET

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news…”   Isaiah 52:7

          When I was a kid we use to sing a song around Halloween that went like this; Trick or Treat Smell My Feet Give Me Something Good to Eat. What were we thinking! Can you imagine smelling someone’s feet? I don’t think so!!! I am so glad that God didn’t have me grow up and be a podiatrist. Imagine going to work every day to look at feet. Yea; makes me want to get up in the morning.

          I have heard of people who have a foot fetish. I even read this week about a contest put on by a couple of shoe stores called Ms. Beautiful Feet World. Contestants are to send in pictures of their feet and then a panel of judges will pick the most beautiful one. The prize is nice too, an all expense paid stay at a resort and a contract to a foot modeling agency. Ok, I have to admit that I don’t understand how anyone could love feet so much. When I think of feet I think of smelly, crusty, and dirty. Of course that may be because that describes my own feet.

          You know if God were to hold a contest called Ms. Beautiful Feet, He would not be interested in shape, size or smell of the feet that would be entered. And as the Judge He would only have one criterion by which He would judge the winner. The bible gives us His criteria by which He judges feet beautiful. In Romans 10:14-15 Paul says;

“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

          According to Paul God declares the feet of those who carry the message of the gospel to the lost world as beautiful. In the verse above we learn that the lost will not hear the message of the gospel until you and I get out among them and proclaim it to them. The word “preach” in the text does not refer to those in vocational ministerial positions but rather is a general term meaning “to proclaim”. When we read the Scripture we find out that every believer has the responsibility of proclaiming the “good news” of Jesus Christ to the world.

          If every believer has this responsibility then it would stand to reason to say that every believer should have beautiful feet. But I know that isn’t the case because too many Christians are content to let the preacher, the staff or someone else take the gospel to the lost. But unlike the contest that is being run by the shoe stores to discover contestants to participate the beautiful feet contest, God has already declared every Christian a contestant. So my fellow brother or sister, would God declare you to be one who has beautiful feet?

For Further Study

1.      Do you have beautiful feet? Why or Why Not?

2.    When was the last time you shared the gospel with a lost person?

3.    Why are so many believers negligent in sharing the gospel?

4.    Are you ready to stand before God and give an accounting for the type of feet you have?

Today’s Prayer

          Dear Father, I know that YOU are looking for men and women who are willing to carry the gospel to the lost. I also know that You look favorably upon such persons and even declare their feet as beautiful. Lord, I must confess that I don’t have beautiful feet today. I have been negligent about sharing the gospel with lost people. Father, I repent of this sin today and ask that You make me more aware of those who are lost around me in order that I can begin today to start sharing the gospel with them. Thank You Lord for choosing me to be a partner with You in reaching the lost. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.