Shoes. Who doesn’t want a well-fitting, comfortable, and fashionable pair of shoes?
And what do shoes do? Well, they protect our feet from earth’s elements; cold, wet, sharp and/or damaging objects. We need shoes; we need a buffer between our feet and the terrain we touch down on.
Ephesians 6: 15 and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. source
Spiritually we also need a buffer, protection, from the cold, hot, hostile, sharp and damaging elements of this sin-cursed planet. And that protection is the Gospel of Peace. The Gospel of the Prince of Peace.
When functioning is healthy what do feet do?
Stand. Walk. Run.
Spiritually, we stand righteous when we are in Christ.
Spiritually, we walk in peace and safety when we walk with JESUS.
Spiritually, we run, when we are in Christ, when we have shod our feet with His Gospel, we flee temptation.
We have a Belt of Truth, we have Righteous Body Armor to cover our inner being and we have well-fitting Foot Gear that enables us to maneuver hostile terrain in peace! Let’s get Dressed.
And we have PJs! 🙂