11th September 2017

What’s So Beautiful About Feet? 

“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!’”
Isaiah 52:7 (NKJV)

Our feet are the workhorse of our bodies, but we give them so little respect. Yet, scripture tells us that our feet are beautiful.

Isaiah sees a city eagerly awaiting the good news of the outcome of a battle in 2 Samuel 18:26: “Then the watchman saw another man running, and the watchman called to the gatekeeper and said, ‘There is another man, running alone!’ And the king said, ‘He also brings news.’”

When the prophet Isaiah first wrote about beautiful feet, he was talking about how wonderful it would be when a messenger would bring the news that God’s people had been released from captivity. The feet of the runner who brought good news were beautiful, here the good news pertained to the return from exile.

Feet also teach us profound spiritual truths. The Apostle Paul took the picture and applied it to people who take the gospel to others. Read in Romans 10:15: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who brings glad tidings of good things!”

The believer believes in his heart and confesses with his mouth (Romans 10:9), not only does he experience salvation, but as he speaks, another hears. The process is then set in motion. He speaks, someone hears. The process continues as God calls others to Jesus Christ. Of course, not all believers are ready to confess Christ with their mouth, but God is merciful and patient, and His wish is that all should come to repentance and inherit eternal life. Today runners are taking the Good News of Salvation to nations around the world by whatever means God supplies.

Eternal God, thank you for your son Jesus Christ, who sacrificed His life to bring us the good news of salvation. We pray this in Jesus’ name.

Study by Dennis Payne


About the Author:
Dennis Payne attends the North London Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God London
Indian YMCA
Mahatma Gandhi Hall
41 Fitzroy Square

Meeting Time:
Saturday 2:30pm

Local Congregational Contact:
Martin Ryan
Phone: 07958 386944
Email:   martin_ryan@wcg.org.uk

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