"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'"1
According to God's Word, every one of us, when we come to the end of our life's journey, will stand before God to give an account of his or her life. Those who never accepted God's forgiveness for their sins will be required to pay the judgment price themselves for their sins—which is spiritual death, and that translates as eternal separation from God and all love and meaningful life in the place the Bible calls Hell.
The good news is for those of us who have accepted God's forgiveness by accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, we'll never be judged for our sins. This is because Jesus paid that penalty for us when he gave his life on the cruel Roman cross more than 2,000 years ago. However, we will be required to appear before the judgment seat of Christ to give an account of our life regarding how we lived for and served God after receiving Christ as our Savior, and be rewarded, or otherwise, accordingly. As the Bible says, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad."2
I know that when I stand before the judgment seat of Christ, Jesus will not be interested in or concerned about my achievements in the business, academic, or professional world. He will not be concerned in the slightest regarding my physical beauty or lack thereof—except (figuratively speaking) for my feet! Will I have "beautiful feet"? I hope and pray so for if there is one thing I want to have when I stand before Jesus to give an account of my life is to have "beautiful feet".
And how does one get "beautiful feet" in God's eyes? It is simply by helping to spread the saving gospel message of Jesus Christ by proclaiming God's message of salvation.1
If you were to stand before Jesus today, would you have beautiful feet … or would you want to hide your feet?
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, how can I ever thank you enough for giving your Son, Jesus, to die in my place to pay the penalty for all my sins. And dear Jesus, because you died for me, I surrender my heart and life afresh to you today to live for you for all the days of my life. So help me so to do, and please use me to help proclaim your message of salvation to as many people as possible while I am still able to do this. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus name, amen."
Note: If you have never accepted God's forgiveness for all your sins, I urge you to do this today. For help read the article, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian," at: www.actsweb.org/christian. And if you would like to re-commit your life afresh today to be available for God to use you to help proclaim His message of salvation, please record this at: http://tinyurl.com/007-re-commit.
1. Isaiah 52:7 (NIV).
2. 2 Corinthians 5:10 (NIV).
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Richard (Dick) Innes unless otherwise stated.