He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. It is not by strength that one prevails.
Feet refers to our walk with Jesus.
I John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.
God gives strength to our feet when we grow weary.
2 Samuel 22:33-34
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights.
God keeps our feet from slipping or stumbling (temptation, poor choices)
Praise our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
God keeps us from the snares of the enemy
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet.
My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.
God pulls our feet out when we get stuck (finances, etc.)
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
God directs our feet in the way we should go (wisdom, guidance, God's will)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
A man's steps are directed by the LORD.
On the front porch of his little country store in Illinois, a small businessman stood with his partner. Business was all gone, and the partner asked, "How much longer can we keep this going?" The owner answered, "It looks as if our business has just about winked out." Then he continued, "You know, I wouldn't mind so much if I could just do what I want to do. I want to study law. I wouldn't mind so much if we could sell everything we've got and pay all our bills and have just enough left over to buy one book--Blackstone's Commentary on English Law, but I guess I can't." At that moment a strange-looking wagon came up the road. The driver drove it up close to the store porch, then looked at the owner and said, "I'm trying to move my family out west, and I'm out of money. I've got a good barrel here that I could sell for fifty cents." The businessman's eyes went along the wagon and came to the wife looking at him pleadingly, her face thin and emaciated. He slipped his hand into his pocket and took out, according to him, "the last fifty cents I had" and said, "I reckon I could use a good barrel." All day long the barrel sat on the porch of that store. The partner kept chiding the owner about it. Late in the evening the businessman walked out and looked down into the barrel. He saw something in the bottom of it, papers that he hadn't noticed before. His long arms went down into the barrel and, as he fumbled around, he hit something solid. He pulled out a book and stood dumbfounded: it was Blackstone's Commentary on English Law. That businessman was Abraham Lincoln. Chance, or Providence?
God uses our feet to serve Him
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!
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