By MaryBeth Corbin
TITLE: Beautiful Feet
BIBLE TEXT: Matthew 22:36-40
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Today is your lucky day. I am going to tell you something that some people search for their entire life and never find: The true meaning of Life. “Love the Lord your God and Love your neighbor as yourself.” Wow. Is it really that simple? It is.
First of all, we are to Love God with all that we are: our heart, our soul, our strength — even our mind. We love God because of everything He is to us. What has He been in your life? He has been my Counselor, my Healer, my Peace, my Jehovah Jireh. However, the part of the verse I would like to emphasize on is ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
PERSONAL APPLICATION: How do we love our neighbor? What more can we do but offer them the only true hope in life? Have we forgotten the importance of sharing the good news? Have we become so complacent with our Christianity that we have forgotten its importance? One of the people I love to study most is Smith Wigglesworth. Smith was an amazing evangelist and walked in such anointing that it is said people were healed by his very shadow. But, he also knew the importance of salvation. Smith Wigglesworth vowed to himself that he would not sleep at night until he had brought someone to Christ that day. Even during the middle of the night you could find him walking around town until he found a person to bring to the Lord. I pray for this type of conviction. There is no better way to love others than to point them to our Source. He is our everything, and in turn I believe that there is no better way to show our love for God than to bring lost lives to Him.
I will leave you with two final verses. Romans 10:14-15: “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’”
PRAYER: Dear God, there are so many in this world that need You. Remind me the importance of bringing lost souls to you. Please place people in my life who need you and soften my heart for others to where I can no longer be silent. In Your name I pray. Amen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MaryBeth Corbin has been a citizen of Life Assembly for over 4 years. She works as a barista in Speed the Latte and is a leader in Shift 122 Youth Ministries. Her passions in life are Jesus, music, The Beatles, traveling (especially cruises), and movies. She also loves to spend time with her family and her dog, Little Bear.