The Bible discusses many things that we might not include if we were the writers. For example, my feet would probably not be a topic I would choose to discuss. But God’s word comments on feet! In Psalm 31:8, we read, “And you have not given me into the hands of the enemy, but have set my feet in a large room.” Now notice the scripture does not talk about big feet – but rather a big room. I’m glad about that. In fact, literal feet in a room is not the point of the words we read.
The point of the passage is that God always wants us to expand our spiritual horizons—thus the word picture “…my feet in a large room.” He wants us to broaden our sense of worth and to appreciate our abilities to accomplish great things for his cause. We all face the challenge of not limiting his nature and power through us and through his Word. We may “place God in a box” and thus limit his greatness in the world around us.
Throughout the Bible we see God challenging people to think bigger and see more far-reaching goals in doing his work. Remember some of the admonitions he made to his people. He prodded Moses to take his people to the promised land. He inspired Isaiah to be his missionary. He motivated Jonah to go and preach to the city of Nineveh. He convinced the band of twelve to go and evangelize the world. He sent Philip to preach to the eunuch. God persuaded Barnabas and Saul to preach to the Gentile world.
We need to remember the power of God as Paul describes it in Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” We need to expand the way we think and the possibilities on God’s behalf.
Put your feet in a large room.