The Bible challenges us to “Consider the pathway we take” (Prov 4:26). For where our feet go, there goes our future and witness. Submit and commit your way to the Lord (Ps 37:5; Jas 4:7). “The steps of a good man are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take. Though they may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand” (Ps 37:23,24). Determine to walk uprightly

    Do I seriously review                 where my feet go?

with God’s word to guide your feet (Ps 119:101,105). “My steps have held to your paths; [as a result] my feet have not slipped…Your Word is a lamp to my feet” (Job 23:11; Ps 17:5, 66:9). “Stand firm in the freedom Christ has brought us into…keep in step with the Spirit” (Gal 5:1,25). Jesus spoke of the necessity of ensuring our walk is upright (Mt 18:8). These verses use the analogy that our feet follow in the pathways we choose in our Christian walk in contrast with the ungodly whose “feet rush into sin” (Prov 1:16, 6:18).

Various other expressions and customs are inferred from the use of ‘feet’ in the Bible; “Putting all things under His feet” indicating supremacy and victory (Ps 8:6; 1 Cor 15:25-27; Eph 1:22; Heb 2:8). “Falling at a person’s feet” signifies humility and gratitude or pleading for mercy and help (2 Kgs 4:37; Mt 18:29; Lk 17:16). “Sitting at the feet” of someone implies learning, while “casting something” at someone’s feet indicates making an offering (Lk 10:39; Act 4:34,35).  Having one’s “Feet set on a rock” indicates a solid foundation and stability (Ps 40:2).  “Shaking off the dust from one’s feet” was a sign of condemnation and warning, not wanting to align oneself with the wrong choices of the other (Mt 10:14,15). Foot washing was the custom, in Bible times, of guests having their feet washed by the lowest ranked servant, after walking along the dusty roads – Jesus washed His disciple’s feet as a symbol of humility and love instructing them to do likewise (Jn 13:1-17). “I will give you every place where you set your foot…” was the promise made by God (Deut 1:36, 11:24; Josh 1:3). This act of possession is the reasoning behind

prayer walking especially when coupled with faith and anticipated victory as when marching around Jericho’ (Josh 6:2-20).

See also: foot washing, path.

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