Day 6 – Giving God our Feet
Have you ever noticed how often feet are mentioned in the Bible?
“He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand” (Psalm 40:2). “I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word” (Psalm 119:101).
In the Bible we read of feet stained with blood. Feet in the mud and mire. Feet on the solid rock. Feet in the pit. Feet on the stairway. Feet in the fire. Feet in stocks. Feet in shoes.
We read of naked feet. Shod feet. Wounded feet. Bruised feet. Broken feet. Kissed feet. Anointed feet. Washed feet. Dirty feet. Feeble feet. Delicate feet. Destructive feet.
Add to these feet walking: Walking in the ways of darkness. Walking in the wilderness. Walking in the byways and the highways. Walking in the ways of the ungodly. Walking in vanity. Walking in the counsel of the wicked.
“Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:26-27).
We further read of walking with the wise. Walking with integrity. Walking with craftiness. Walking with slander. Walking with scoffers. Walking with irreverence.
We read of walking in the Spirit. Walking in love. Walking in honesty. Walking in righteousness. Walking in the law of God. Walking in the fear of God. Walking in a straight path.
We give God our feet.
When playing racquetball, the direction of your feet point toward the direction of the ball. Usually! When you want the ball to go in a certain direction, you align your feet to point in that direction, and swing your racquet. The ball follows the direction of your feet.
The Bible emphasizes how the direction of the feet decides your path. Your feet can take you to an ungodly place or to a place of worship. Once your feet have brought you there, your whole body is there to experience what goes on there.
Furthermore, Paul quotes Isaiah: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15).
We seldom think of the word “beautiful” as an appropriate adjective to describe a person’s feet. We would not likely say: “What lovely toes you have. Your arches and heels are so graceful.”
Our feet are beautiful, however, when we use them to go out and proclaim “the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15).
Prayer: “Lord, I give you my feet – help me place my feet upon a solid foundation, pointed in the right direction, taking me to places I can best serve.”
~ Pastor Dave