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Beautiful Feet

Posted by: David Carroll

Romans 10:13-15,17 (NKJV)

For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." 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!"

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Paul asks a series of rhetorical questions that have obvious answers that prove that salvation comes to those who hear and believe the facts of the gospel. One thing that strikes me hard is the compelling case that this verse makes for witnessing. You might be the only one who ever has the chance for someone to hear the good news. Preaching (or witnessing) is God's ordained way to for people to hear, believe, and call upon the Lord. I have heard many preachers and I know some are very learned and intelligent; others are strikingly unsophisticated and even crude. But they have something in common, beautiful feet.

I assure you, I just looked, my feet are not beautiful but I think it is wonderful to know that God thinks they are.

1 Corinthians 1:21 (NKJV)

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

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