Romans 10:15b – As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" (NIV)
E-mail, texting, Skyping, blogging … perhaps it's time to rewrite Romans 10:15 to say, "How beautiful are the fingers of those who type good news!" The social interaction is missing in today's styles of communicating, and thus some of the beauty is lost.
However, in having said that, I also realize that the "good news" being referred to in today's verse is this:
Romans 10:13 – Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. (NIV)
And then, the passage goes on to ask:
Romans 10:14-15a – 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? (NIV)
The important verb here is "sent". Now, instead of using our feet, we use our fingers. When I write an e-mail, it is in vain unless I hit "Send". Texting, Skyping, or blogging also requires a final step: "Enter".
The good news is news that has to be shared. We are the "feet", whether it's delivered in person or by some other means. Our responsibility is to take it out there!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the good news. Help us to be "beautiful feet" in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ to everyone we can in whatever manner we can use. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
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