Sunday, November 25, 2012

Scripture and a Snapshot: As Your Days

I'm not really a shoe girl.
Don't get me wrong; I like cute shoes and seek them out, but, truthfully, comfort wins the day.
Left to my own devices, I will end up in my walking shoes.
These shoes have walked many a mile (though, perhaps, not as many as they should have).
They're sporting a few paint spatters and a lot of dirt.
For now, they get the job done.
Recently, I came upon Deuteronomy 33:25 in the New King James, a translation I don't usually read.  The word "sandels" jumped out at me because my Bible translates it "bolts".  A little detective work revealed that both words are correct; the Hebrew root, "bolt" or "gate" is also used for "shoe".  
The idea, I think, is something latching over the foot, protecting it, keeping out potential dangers.
'Cause if your feet hurt, girlfriend, everything hurts.
Deuteronomy 33:25 is the blessing to Asher, and it says, "your sandals will be iron and bronze; as your days, so shall your strength be."
As your days, so shall your strength be.
I need to know that.  
I need to know that His strength won't run out before my days do.
He knows the days that are coming and what we'll need for them.
Unlike my Reeboks, He won't wear out.


  1. I love this insight into that passage. I also love your Christmas header!

  2. Oh you have no idea how much I needed to hear that today. I feel very wishy-washy and tired and a little bit defeated and I need some of that iron-sandalled strength. I am off to my Bible to find some.
    Thankyou. For writing down your wisdom when He gave it to you, so that I could find it.
    You bless me.