What Do Your Feet Reveal About You?
There are certain depictions in the Scriptures which illustrate where we are at in our walk with the Lord. Where are you today according to the position of your feet?
1. On A Rock Of Stability
Psalm 40:2 - "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings."
Perhaps you have just walked through a time of despondency or despair. You seemingly lived in a dungeon, prison, or a pit of noise where calamity, trouble, desolation, and destruction surrounded you.
You may have experienced a "lake of misery" - filled with horrors, with no hope of ever being rescued.
Or you may have felt as though you were at the bottom of a pit - a pit of perdition - surrounded by corruption and moral filth where there was no sure footing.
But Jesus saw your need and heard your plea and delivered you from this "horrible pit." Now, your feet are planted on solid ground.
2. In A Place Of Liberty
Psalm 31:8 - "And hath not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: Thou hast set my feet in a large room."
The enemy was determined to steal from, kill, and destroy you. But Jesus "set your feet in a large room." He made you free...set you at liberty...enlarged your coast.
3. In A Place Of Great Temptation
Psalm 38:16 - "For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me."
Psalm 94:18 - "When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy mercy, O LORD, held me up."
You may feel very weak spiritually. At the moment, you may be wrestling with the temptation to a besetting sin. Your enemies - who are deadly and strong - are watching for you to be caught off guard and fall so that they can exult over your failure. They would love to rejoice over the ruin of your character or testimony.
God's Mercy is holding you up and has thus far kept your feet from slipping or falling into sin.
4. In A Place Of Adversity
Job 12:5 - "He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease."
The man in prosperity - the man "at ease" - looks scornfully upon you because you are facing adversity at this time. He is standing firm, but you find yourself wavering or falling in your faith.
In times past, when things were going well for you, you were as a "lamp" unto others. You were in a place of honor and considered to be a voice of wisdom and counsel.
But now you are treated as something worthless - like an extinguishing torch.
5. In A Place Of Provocation
Psalm 17:5 - "Hold up my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not."
You have been injured and wronged by others. You feel helpless and spiritually impaired from the constant blows that have come your way. Your goings are very slippery.
You find yourself praying fervently for God's grace and strength so that you will be restrained from taking matters into your own hands and reacting in a spiteful or revengeful way.
6. In A Place of Abundance
Deuteronomy 33:24 - "And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil."
Job 29:6 - "When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil."
The figure of "dipping your foot in oil" depicts plenty and abundance - having an ample supply of comfort and luxury. The image of "washing your steps with butter" also denotes great abundance.
You may be experiencing a time in your life where you are prospering financially. Every need is abundantly supplied for you and your family, and you are also able to be a generous support for those in need.
7. In A Place Of Victory
Psalm 68:23 - "That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies..."
Psalm 58:10 - "The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked."
The image of your foot being "dipped in the blood of your enemies" depicts total conquest. The leading thought is that - through God's mighty power and grace - you have crushed your enemy under your feet and won the victory.
The righteous rejoice when wickedness does not triumph, and the law is maintained.
To "wash your feet in the blood of the wicked" pictures a battlefield where you - as the victor - tread in the blood of those who are slain. It is very strong language, illustrating the total overthrow of the ungodly in a situation. Wickedness is subdued and vanquished while righteousness triumphs.
8. In A Place Of Chastisement Or Judgment
Lamentations 1:15 - "The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: He hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress."
Because of sin and disobedience, you find yourself in a place of contempt where you are unable to stand. You feel as though you are in a winepress, being trampled upon by the enemy.
It seems as though one judgment follows another with no letting up.
It is utterly amazing how our own feet can speak volumes about our lives and our walk with the Lord.
Where are you today? What is the position of your feet?
If you are in place of stability, liberty, victory, and abundance, then give God all of the praise.
If you are in a place of temptation, adversity, or provocation, then pray. God will uphold you with His mighty grace and strength. He can and will change your way.
On the other hand, if you find yourself in a place of chastisement or judgment because of sin, you and you alone can change that position by repenting and turning your life completely over to the Lord.
In Psalm 119:59, the Psalmist said - "I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy testimonies."
Have you "thought on your ways" lately?
What do your feet reveal about you?
Your walk will tell the true story.
May God Bless His Word.