So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.Romans 10:17(KJV)
The good tidings of great joy that ignite faith in the man or woman who is dead in their sins and at enmity with their Creator is peace with God and reconciliation with our heavenly Father through the blood of Jesus Christ, which cleanses us from all sin - but faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the message of Christ - the incarnate Word of God.
Throughout the centuries this call to peace with God had been proclaimed by prophets of God to the nation of Israel but their heart was waxed gross, their ears were dull of hearing and their eyes are blinded to the truth of the glorious gospel of peace - peace with God through the shed blood of their prophesised Messiah.
The message of peace with God through our Saviour Jesus Christ is the gospel of grace that continues to be proclaimed today.. to the fallen race of man - but faith in Him comes by hearing this message of reconciliation. But how shall they hear the true message without a messenger, called by God - for there are many false prophets and teachers that seek to distort the Word of God, and corrupt the gospel of Christ - and faith comes by hearing the truth of the gospel of Christ - Who is Himself the only way the only truth and eternal life. .
How beautiful are the feet of those who are shod with this gospel of peace and who bring the good tidings of great joy to a lost and dying world who need to hear of salvation by grace through faith in Christ - but faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the truth of the gospel of Christ - the quickening Word of God.
This glorious gospel is simply profound and profoundly simple - that Christ died for You.. that He was buried and that He rose again to bring peace with God to a lost and dying world.
May our feet be shod with the good news of peace with God - knowing that all who hear this proclamation and respond in faith to its call will be forgiven of their sins, made one with Christ, be clothed in His righteousness and receive everlasting life - by faith, which comes by hearing, and hearing through the truth that comes through Christ - the living Word of God
Heavenly Father, thank You for the people who told me about Jesus. Thank You for those that taught me that I was a sinner in need of salvation, which only comes through the sacrificial death of Christ on my behalf. Thank You for all who have proclaimed the message of Christ (the incarnate, quickening, living Word of God) in my hearing. May my feet be shod with the beautiful message of peace with God by grace - through faith in Christ Jesus our Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.