14 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? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Preaching is a gift and a necessary one if people are to believe the good news about Jesus Christ. In another place Paul states that it is through the foolishness of preaching, the preaching of the cross, that we have come to believe. For some the preaching of the cross lacks a certain sophistication, for others it is just plain ridiculous and yet God has taken and will continue to take what the world values and turn it upside down until we are “right side up”, established on the foundation which is Christ the Lord (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Stop and pray for someone who is near to you right now, someone you can see.