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!” Romans 10:15
Do you have beautiful feet? Do you proclaim the gospel of peace? I am talking about the good news that Jesus came to pay our debt and be our Savior, but I am also talking about bringing peace with you wherever you go? The message of peace can be many things and you do not need to be a preacher to share it.
Yes, the message of peace is salvation, but the starting ground is to bring peace with you. Bring peace into every relationship you have. Bring peace into every conflict you come upon. Instead of taking one side or the other, find a peaceful solution that brings both sides into agreement. Now that’s wisdom that will open the hearts of all those involved to God’s great gift of eternal life with Him.
Here in Romans 10, Paul is quoting an old testament scripture, so it was actually written before Jesus came. The gospel of peace was bringing glad tidings (news) about good things. It is choosing to focus on the good side of everything. Anyone can pick out the problems and complain about the rules, and most do, but true wisdom comes when you can see the good in every person and every situation. When you do this, you will truly have beautiful feet that carry goodness and good news wherever you are. Soon everyone will be glad to see you coming because you have a reputation of bringing good news and peace into every conflict. Your counsel will be sought after and your feet will be blessed.
Today I want to encourage you to have beautiful feet by spreading peace continually. Do not try to fit into a conflict on a side, bring the solution to every situation by bringing peace and goodness with you always. When you don’t know what the answer is, simply pray a short prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal a peaceful resolution to you. Then look and listen on the inside for what He gives you. It isn’t hard, it just takes a heart and feet that are set on the eternal love of God. Make your feet beautiful today by bringing the good news of God’s love and peace continuously.
Today’s scripture reading: Romans 10:14-21