The church is like a big shoebox; full of pretty feet wearing pretty shoes. Some folks don’t like wearing shoes. They are like the big grizzly who resisted and bit his trainers for trying to force him against his will. He said, “I would rather go ‘bear’ footed!
However, the fact still stands there are shoes for every foot, and shoes are made for people. This explains the wide variety of shoes. Different feet need different shoes! I think of five kinds of ‘going to church shoes’.
FIRST PAIR OF SHOES IS A SNEAKER! These folks are like old Fatty Long-tongue. I believe that someone caught him reading the Bible one day and asked him if he had changed his mind about how he lived his life. He is said to have replied he was looking for loopholes!
SECOND PAIR OF SHOES ARE RUNNING SHOES! – Jonah is the most famed person in the Bible for wearing running shoes! God told him what to do and where to go and immediately Jonah laced up his running shoes to head in the opposite direction of God’s will for his life.
THIRD PAIR OF SHOES PEOPLE WEAR ARE FLIP FLOPS! The name is self explanatory.
THE FOURTH PAIR OF SHOES ARE BABY SHOES! Hebrews 5:13 “For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe”. (KJV Bible)
LAST PAIR OF SHOES THAT COMES TO MY MIND WHICH A CHRISTIAN WEARS IS COMBAT BOOTS! Ephesians 6:13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand”. (KJV Bible) Ephesians 6:15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; “(KJV Bible) Finally, shoes are made to be worn! We wear the “shoes of a Christian” because we are Christians. We are part of the family of God. These shoes never come off! We have removed the old shoes of our old life, and God gives us new shoes bought with the price of His only begotten Son. We wear these shoes for eternity!
Rev. W.E. Ferrell