December 1st, 2017
Preacher, How Beautiful Are Your Feet?
Romans 10:14-15 (KJB) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
These verses ask a series of four prodding questions:
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent?
The development of these questions and their answers represent the great spiritual need for each natural man to hear about a Savior and these passages also provide God’s answer. God divinely calls certain able spiritual men to preach the gospel message according to His will.
These questions raised in these scripture passages serve to remind us that it is God who does the calling and gives a man the ability and spiritual capacity to stand in the pulpit as a preacher and shepherd of His people.
A man cannot just simply choose to navigate into a preaching profession choosing to call himself a preacher and expect to enjoy a successful endeavor. God must be standing behind his preaching efforts or they are both unscriptural and in vain.
The Bible gives more specific qualities and credentials for becoming a preacher in 1st Timothy 3:1-7.
Lastly, God sees the men who are called to occupy pulpits throughout this world as a man who has beautiful feet. This gives us the idea that a preaching man of God is always on the move and reaching souls in a wide area beyond the doors of a church.
A preaching man of God is given an incredible opportunity, not open to just any man, to stand in a pulpit and reach lost souls. This ability and desire is given by God through His calling to preach and act as a shepherd of his church. This man is responsible for caring for the spiritual lives of the children of God in his particular “sheep cote,” or scriptural congregation.