Ephesians 6:15 - Christian Armor Putting On Peace (Gospel Preparation and Proclamation).

Ephesians 6:15: Christian Armor " Putting On Peace (Gospel 
Preparation and Proclamation). 

Ephesians 6:15 (VOICE) and feet protected in preparation to 
proclaim the good news of peace. 

Ephesians 6:15 (NRSV) As shoes for your feet put on whatever 
will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. 

Ephesians 6:15 (GW) Put on your shoes so that you are ready to 
spread the Good News that gives peace. 

This verse is not altogether easy to understand. Literally it 
reads: and having shod yourselves as to the feet in readiness of the 
gospel of peace. But what is this readiness or preparation? It can 
mean preparedness, for the term is applied to a ships tackling. 
Part of the Christian soldiers equipment is his readiness to go 
out at any moment to announce the Good News to others. As in 
Ephesians 2:17, the apostle may be recalling Isaiah 52:7 with its 
reference to the feet of the herald. It can also signify a prepared 
foundation or base, [Expositors Bible Commentary] 

A Roman soldiers feet were shod with hard, studded shoes. 
Paul used this image to represent the preparation of the gospel of 
peace. This may mean either that the gospel is the firm foundation on 
which Christians are to stand or that the Christian soldier should be 
ready to go out to defend and spread the gospel. [Nelson SB] 

That the apostle has obedience to the Gospel in general in view, 
there can be no doubt; but he appears to have more than this, a 
readiness to publish the Gospel: for, How beautiful upon the mountains are 
the feet of him that bringeth good things, that publisheth PEACE; 
that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that 
saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!  (Adam 
Clarke Commentary) 

   The sandals were a sign of readiness"readiness to march and 
to do battle. The Roman sandals were made with nails that gripped 
the ground firmly even when it was sloping or slippery. The sign of 
the Christian soldier is readiness"a readiness to march and to 
bear witness to the gospel. Wherever the Christian soldiers feet 
take him, he shares the gospel that can firmly ground a world reeling 
under the weight of desperate need and conflict. 
   Lehman Strauss makes a statement about this point that 
startles the mind of modern man: The soldiers shoes are not the 
dancing slippers of this world or the lounging slippers of the slothful, 
but the shoes of the Christian warrior who knows Christ and makes 
Him known. [Preachers  Outline & Sermon Bible] 

Believers also need special "shoes" -- the readiness that comes 
from the gospel of peace. The Word of God is the gospel, or Good 
News, that brings peace. In other words, believers are ready for 
battle because "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, 
will guard [their] hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:7 
NKJV). They can stand firm, with peace, even in hand-to-hand combat, 
because they know that they are doing right and that they are on the 
winning side. Christians are in the battle both with the inner peace 
Christ has already given and the desire to produce that peace in the 
hearts of others. This can only happen as they share this "gospel of 
peace" with those who have not yet heard and accepted it. (Life 
Application Commentary) 

Sandals were the sign of one equipped and ready to move. The 
sign of the Christian is that he is eager to be on the way to share 
the gospel with others who have not heard it. [Barclay Commentary] 

The shoes - enables us to share the Good News of God's 
delivering power with others. By sharing our story, we give hope to others 
while also strengthening our own recovery. [Life Recovery SB] 


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