The Gospel in Shoe Leather

What do your shoes look like? No, not your running shoes or your sandals or your high-heeled Sunday shoes. Your spiritual shoes. Even if you’re barefoot, you still wear some sort of spiritual shoes.

I’m thinking specifically of a quote by D. L. Moody, that great American evangelist from the 1800’s. He was also a shoe salesman, but that’s not what he was referring to in this statement:

“Every Bible should be bound in shoe leather.”

In other words, the truths contained in God’s Word shouldn’t stay there.

Every promise God makes, every command He gives, should be manifest to others by your daily life. They should be “lived out” on your own two feet! Your words, your attitudes, your actions and interactions — all of these things tell others what you really believe. Every snapshot of your life that people see declares your own personal “statement of faith.”

Every moment you spend with another person demonstrates to that person what you believe about God.

Your life becomes a Bible to those who may never read one. Your influence, your testimony, becomes a Bible to those who may never crack open its pages. 

So what Bible are others reading when they spend time with you? 


Head over to Barefoot Hippie Girl to read the rest!

And have a wonderful day!


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