Most people tend to be too concerned about their own physical appearance, instead of their spiritual condition. Their emphasis also seems to exclude having beautiful feet! So how can a person, any person, get beautiful feet, as God would see it? The sole condition is very simple. If you want to have beautiful feet you must bring good news:
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Rom 10:15)
The historical context is important to note. Back in that day, there wasn’t an easy fast and convenient way to travel around. People mostly walked in sandals or bare feet. Jesus and his followers traveled like that by foot over long dusty and rough terrain. Their feet were surely calloused, possibly with crooked toes, dirty at times and looking far from the way people in the natural would tend to describe beautiful feet, but they did have beautiful feet as far as God is concerned! They had beautiful feet because they brought good news. (The word gospel means good news.) If you are going to be obedient and spread the gospel as all Christians are to do, then you will pay a price. That price often includes a physical price, and back then it was especially reflected in the physical appearance of their feet. While the world might be repulsed at the sight of such feet, God says they are beautiful feet!
Beautiful Feet To The Appearance
On the other hand, one can have sweet smelling feet, with straight toes, no callouses, etc. and be disqualified from having beautiful feet on the basis that he/she has not met the one requirement to have beautiful feet—bringing the gospel message:
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isa 52:7)
Reader, do you have beautiful feet from God’s perspective? You do if you proclaim the true gospel, but you don’t if you don’t do that! The real Christian gospel includes the often avoided and hated truth described in 1 Cor. 15:2!