When I was very young someone commented about my fondness of looking in the mirror. I think it was because the whole reflection thing amazed me. As I got older, looking in the mirror was all about looking good, . . .Yes, I can be somewhat vain at times.
Today, we are going to talk about beautiful feet, but not like that outward beauty that we hope to see when we are looking at ourselves in the mirror.
I am grateful for my mom who took me to church when I was little, and who answered my questions about God and Jesus as best she could. I am grateful for those who took her to church. I am grateful to those who took them, and on up the ladder.
I am especially grateful to God for all those He called to be preachers who heeded the call they heard. I am specifically grateful to those who I have sat under who preached His Word – the entire undiluted Word – faithfully and unapologetically.
Oh the times that I was struggling and needed to hear a Word from God, and God chose to use the preacher to deliver a message that I felt was aimed right at me. I am grateful for those too.
For whosoever shall call upon 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, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
“How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Without preachers, the Gospel would have not spread the way it has over the years. Without folks who support them, the same is true. The spread of the Gospel could have been hindered. It might not have reached you and me.
Today, many folks want to water down the Word of God. Without the complete Word of God, we can easily wind up with a moral society that does not know Jesus. I am grateful for those who have remained faithful over the years. I am grateful for those who have kept the focus on our Lord Jesus Christ. God uses those who give a clear presentation of the Gospel to bring others to salvation.
We need to encourage those who bring the Word. Remember, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
To preachers who are faithful and who bring the complete Word without apology, I pray that you keep on preaching what you were called to preach.
Today’s challenge is to encourage your pastor to bring the Word of God without apology. Support him in the work God called him to do. Encourage others to do the same. Encourage him to tackle the hard messages God gives him to bring.