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What does it mean to “shod your feet” with the “preparation of the gospel of peace”?


The verse in question is:

Ephesians 6:15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (NKJV)

This verse is part of a common section of Scripture referred to as the “Armor of God”. It describes several pieces of what would have been the common equipment of the Roman soldier of that day.

The soldiers wore boots with long cleats or nail-like spikes that would allow them to anchor themselves to ground with more stability than the enemy.

The Gospel of Peace anchors us, giving us divine confidence that when the battle for souls rages, and the enemy world comes against us, we can stand firm know that 1) we are saved because of the Gospel, and 2) that we are at peace with God when all around us is in chaos.

The armor of God is a fascinating and deep study I recommend every Christian pursue.