Why did Paul link shoes with the concept of peace?
We started summer looking at rest and retreat. Now that term time is round the corner and many of us our finishing off our holidays, how do we approach the new (busier) season?
One way is to understand the importance of “peace”. When Paul talked about fitting “readiness” to your feet “that comes with the gospel of peace”, the shoes he was referring too were not dissimilar to football boots.
These shoes had studs, which gave the soldier grip. They were also tailored for the person wearing them. Peace is found in steadfastness. That preparedness that helps us get ready for trials and endure them when they come.