BEAUTIFUL FEET

BEAUTIFUL FEET

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” —Isaiah 52:7

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. —Isaiah 53:4-6

Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. —Isaiah 53:11

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            Beautiful feet are those “who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”  This is what Jesus did.  “No man can possibly redeem his brother or pay his ransom to God.  For the redemption of his soul is costly, and never can payment suffice, that he should live on forever and not see decay” (Psalm 49:7-9).  But “ you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life you inherited from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or spot” (I Peter 1:18-19).  We are “accounted righteous” through Jesus (Romans 4:18-25).   He is the good news that was sent into the world and now He has sent us with the good news (John 17:18) to bring Him to others.  May our feet be beautiful in bringing this good news of peace (Romans 5:1) and salvation (Romans 10:13) to this lost world.

            We are to go out and find those lost sheep who are going their own way.  “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent” (Luke 15:7).  It is comfortable to be around those who are already saved and it should be, but it is not as comfortable going out looking for lost sheep.  Yet that is what we are called to do and then to disciple them with what our Lord has taught us (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20).  May we be faithful in doing so!

Dear Father may I be faithful to Your desires to bring the gospel of Jesus to others that they may also know You through Him.  May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.

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