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More Than Functional Feet

Author: Dave Beroth

Read Romans 10:1-21

‘For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”‘
– Romans 10:13-15 NIV


Take a look at your feet. Do you like your feet? Feet are functional, but I wouldn’t call them beautiful. Did you know that if you were to lose just a little toe on one foot, you would have to begin physical therapy to learn to walk again?

The foot consists of 26 bones, all of which are vital to balancing the body and giving the body the ability to walk. Our feet will carry us the equivalent of five times around the earth in an average lifespan.

Paul’s quote from the prophet Isaiah conveys that our feet play an important role in our spiritual well being.

Some feet lead to trouble, strife, and heartache. Isaiah 59:7-8 NIV reads, “Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. They pursue evil schemes; acts of violence mark their ways. The way of peace they do not know…” And others lead to blessing and favor. “When I took a long, careful look at your ways, I got my feet back on the trail you blazed. I was up at once, didn’t drag my feet, was quick to follow your orders,” (Psalm 119:59-60, The Message).

God thinks feet are beautiful. “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15 NIV). God says the feet of anyone willing to go anywhere and share with anybody the good news of His love has beautiful feet.


Whether your feet carry you across the street or around the world, are you willing to put your best foot forward? Are you a person of good news?

Look at your feet today and think about the path you are presently walking. Are your feet just functional or are they beautiful?


God, I am willing and open to share the good news of your love and life with others. Give me the sensitivity to know when and where.

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