Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 4:30 am

Day One: Thank God for beautiful feet!

Romans 10:14-15 (NIV) - How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

“It’s a vivid metaphor, of course; neither the prophet (Isaiah) nor Paul suppose that people are going to examine the actual feet of the messengers and award them a high score on some objective scale of beauty. The point is that the news is so good, so welcome, that those who receive it are like people who want to kiss the person delivering the mail for bringing them such a wonderful message.  We can imagine someone, overjoyed with good news, feeling that even the wheels on the mail van were special because they had brought the vital letter.  That’s how Isaiah had prophesied that people would feel about the heralds as they ran to bring the good news of God’s salvation to Israel.  Paul has seen this again and again as he has gone around the Gentile world telling people that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him from the dead, and as this powerful gospel message has struck home to hearts and lives, bringing healing and salvation.” (N.T. Wright, Paul for Everyone: Romans Part Two, p.36)

Prayer: Lord, thank you Lord for the good news that has brought healing and salvation!  Thank you for the beautiful feet that you sent to bring this good news!

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

“Sing and Shout” by Matt Redman: https://youtu.be/Sw8lQ6dggGQ

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