Yeah, I realize that probably strikes you as a weird title for a devotional. After all, it’s not like we go around to our Christian brothers and sisters asking how their feet are looking as a group of investigative podiatrists, right? But what if I were to ask you the same question from a biblical perspective? What if I were to challenge you by inquiring, “Do you have beautiful feet?” Is that any more helpful to inspire you to a holy perspective of self-examination? Well if not, it should!
But before we explore the depth of this question, I want to establish the foundation from where this arises. When turning to the book of Romans, chapter 10, we discover one of the most powerful doctrinal truths regarding salvation:
“… if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved… For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:9, 13 ESV
And then Paul goes on to write a series of questions to which each follower of Christ Jesus should give the utmost of consideration. Each question builds atop the other, until reaching a paramount proclamation of fact.
“How then will they call on him whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:14,15 ESV
And so, allow me to ask you once again, “How are you’re feet looking?” “Are they beautiful?”
From a biblical perspective of self-examination, I can’t study the above passages without being convicted of my responsibility to answer these questions…
How then will they call on him whom they have not believed? “Well, someone needs to tell them about God’s plan of Salvation through His Son Christ Jesus!”
And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? “We have to get the Word out, we need to reach those who haven’t heard.”
And how are they to hear without someone preaching? “Guess we better send some preachers to those who haven’t heard.”
And here’s the self-convicting part: “And what about you, Tim?” You see, preaching is simply proclaiming! Preaching is the proclamation to others of the work God has done in our lives. It’s our testimony of fact to the work of which Christ Jesus has done in our lives, past and present and our future hope.
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, and who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7
So let me ask you, “How are your feet looking?”