Devotional: Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
The third part of the Full Armor of God is “having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace” or wearing the “Shoes of Peace”. Ephesians 6:13-15 says, “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE;”
We can put this armor on our feet each day. In fact we are commanded to put it on. It’s for our own protection! God knows what’s good for us, so He tells us to do this. Would a soldier of ancient Rome walk out into battle without the proper armor? No! So we, as women (and men), also need to be clad with the proper spiritual armor to protect us from the trickery, deception, and deadly arrows of our enemy Satan!
Just what does it mean to wear the “Preparation of the Gospel of Peace” on our feet? To answer that , let me quote the verse of Isaiah 52:7 – “How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!”
So the spiritual Armor of God includes something to put on our feet, because our feet are what carry us as we go to the world to share the Good News, or the Gospel of Peace! We have been told by Jesus Himself to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” – Mark 16:15. As we put on and wear our “Shoes of Peace”, we can share the Good News of Jesus and His saving grace to a lost and dying world.
Romans 10:15 also says, “…’How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings of good things!’ “ When your feet are “shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace”, you have beautiful feet! Talk about a new kind of pedicure or beauty makeover…Jesus gives the best kind of beauty makeover, from the inside-out!
With the Lord Jesus living inside of you (because you have trusted in Him to be your Lord and Savior), you not only have spiritual armor worn on the outside, but you have Someone who is greater than any foe living INSIDE of you!! “Greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world.” – 1 John 4:4.
Whoa! Let me back up a minute here. Maybe this is all new to you. Maybe you’ve never heard of the Full Armor of God. Maybe you don’t have Jesus living inside of you, because you have never heard that such a thing could be possible. If this is the case for you, please see my post, “JESUS IN MY HEART”! ♥