The Feet that Bring the Good News of Peace

As I read the prophetic book of Nahum, I see a familiar sounding passage:

“Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace!” (See Nahum 1:15a.)

I find a similar text in Isaiah:

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace…” (See Isaiah 52:7.)

The book of Romans even quotes Isaiah:

“As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (See Romans 10:15.)

But these are not what I am thinking of.  Knowing that “good news” means “gospel,” I do some searching and find:

“Your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.” (See Ephesians 6:15.)

I get excited when I see themes repeated throughout the Bible; it adds emphasis and reinforces the timelessness of the message.

May we all be people who bring peace.

A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 1,000-page website to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.

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