Ephesians 6:15 (Part 4)
and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.
The soldier’s shoes had spikes underneath them so that he would not lose his footing while fighting his enemies, who would plant oil and anything else on the ground to make one slip and get hurt, disabling that person from participating in the battle. We see this with anything that diverts our attention away from preaching the gospel. We become spiritually cold and that links to other things in doing God’s will until we are found incapacitated to be used by God. With the gospel on your feet, it will take you by guiding you through the Spirit of God to those who need to hear the good news, like one who is suffering from illness, depression, problems with family and any other situation they are in. As you bring them the good news of the gospel, you give them hope.
Proverbs 15:30 “Bright eyes cheer the heart; good news strengthens the bones.”
Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the herald, who proclaims peace, who brings news of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Jesus commanded us in Matthew 28:19-20 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We must be obedient to the Lord by telling people about this wonderful gospel that saves people from a real & literal hell. Not telling people equates to wanting them to go to hell. If you are a believer, remember that Jesus in his great mercy sent someone to tell you about Christ so you in turn, are expected do the same. Loving Jesus is by keeping His Word and loving your neighbor as yourself. How exactly does a believer do this? By obeying Jesus’ command and telling your neighbor the good news.