So far we have learned how to put on the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness. Today, we will take care of our feet ;)
Ephesians 6:15 (KJV)
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
Let’s look at the original Greek…
shod – hupodeo (hoop-od-eh’-o): Put on shoes or sandals. Bind on.
preparation – hetoimasia (het-oy-mas-ee’-ah): Firm footing for the foundation.
I like what The Complete Word Study Greek Dictionary by Spiros Zodhiates Th.D. said about preparation…“This intimates the firm and solid knowledge of the gospel in which the believer may stand firm and unmoved like soldiers in their military duty. The Roman soldiers were furnished with shoes that had cleats on the soles for this purpose.”
We are in a battle ladies. We are not being told to put on armor for the fun of it. This is WAR. We must go into battle properly prepared.
Truth and Righteousness are only the beginning. Now, we must learn how to have Peace. The peace that comes from the knowledge of the Word. The peace that all of us have inherited through the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. The peace that comes from knowing that know matter what trials and tribulations that we suffer here on earth, we have an eternity in all the spender of Heaven with our Daddy.
There is another side of peace that I think is VERY important to being properly equipped for the battle at hand. It is being a person who pursues peace. A person who will seek peace to the point of giving up the need to be right. A person who desires and maintains peace in every and all circumstances.
So, put on your fancy footwear…know the peace of God…and pursue peace…then you will have your feet shod with the preparation of peace…
Daddy God, thank You for Your Peace. Thank You for the Peace that comes with Salvation. Thank You for the knowledge You have given me. Thank You that I can KNOW that no matter what, I am loved by You and I will spend eternity with You. Lord, please help me to be a pursuer of peace. Please help me to die to myself and become a peacemaker. Help me to properly shod my feet. Thank You, Daddy. In Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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