Today we wanted to talk about feet and what the Scriptures say about feet.
In the Bible days, there really was only two modes of transportation for most people. Either ride on an animal (like a donkey) or put on your sandals and walk.
We believe that the Messiah and His disciples mostly walked everywhere they went.
This must have made for some rough looking feet. Perhaps that is why the woman in Luke 7:37 washed Jesus' (Yeshua's) feet with her tears and dried them with her hair.
It was those feet that carried the message of the good news of the Kingdom of God to town after town in Israel for three years.
And physically, where did many people hear this message when Jesus sat down to teach in small groups? At His feet... ''She had a sister called Mary (Miriam), who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word.'' (Luke 10.39)
Being at the feet of a person meant you were in perfect submission to their authority. Either:
''Let us go into His dwelling place; Let us worship at His footstool.'' (Psalm 132.7)
''For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.'' (1 Corinthians 15.25)
And today, as believers in Messiah, we are told that we have beautiful feet!
How beautiful upon the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace....
Who says to Zion,
“Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)
Notice where the beautiful feet go. They go to the Jewish people and tell them about ''Your God!'' Sadly most Jewish people today don't even know about who their God is.
Even the Jewish apostle tells us about feet. ''....and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;'' (Ephesians 6.15)
Moses knew feet were important.....
''Moses slaughtered it and took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron's right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.'' (Leviticus 8:23)
When Aaron was called into the priesthood - he had blood placed upon his ear, thumb and big toe! God wants him (and us) to be consecrated in our hearing, doing and walking!
And there are also feet that God hates. ''....feet that run to evil and they hasten to shed blood.'' (Proverbs 1.16)
But the most important feet in the world were the two feet who took a long Roman nail in them for all the wrong places in life our feet went and our feet should have been punished. These feet took our sin.
''...they have pierced my hands and my feet.'' (Psalm 22.16)