Summary of passage: Paul says how awesome are those who spread the Good News so that others may hear and believe.
6) Matthew 28:18-20: Jesus gave the Great Commission for all to go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. In essence, spread the Word!
Acts 1:8: We are to be witnesses to Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 13:46-47: We are to spread the light and bring salvation to the ends of the earth.
Romans 15:20: We are to preach the Gospel to places where Christ is not known.
2 Corinthians 2:12-14: The Lord opens the doors for us to spread the Gospel as we are an aroma to Him.
2 Corinthians 10:15-16: As our faith grows, so does our ministry and we can spread the Gospel in circles around us.
7) Isaiah is speaking of God’s people returning from exile with the Lord leading the way. Paul applied this joyful cheer to the messengers who, like himself, bore the Good News of Jesus Christ. So in essence all believers who spread the news. The feet are beautiful because they are moving to spread the beautiful news of Christ.
8 ) Personal Question we’ve answered several times this year. The good thing about repetition: You won’t forget!! My answer: How is through nudges and whispers and putting people in my path whom He desires to be there. All who haven’t heard of Christ are in despair (not just the places of destitute and dilapidation). All who don’t believe are candidates for us to share Christ.
Conclusions: Unnecessary to spend two days on these two verses.
End Notes: [Same as yesterday’s]. Paul rightly observes that it all goes back to the preaching of the gospel, and preachers must be sent – both by God and the Christian community at large.
God could have chosen any means for the message of salvation to come, such as angelic messengers or directly working without a human preacher. God’s “normal” way of bringing people to Jesus Christ is through the preaching of the gospel.
The feet speak of activity, motion, and progress, and those who are active and moving in the work of preaching the gospel have beautiful feet.
This is joyful cheer of those who are spreading the Good News. It should bring us great joy when we spread the Gospel as well!!