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Why should anyone walk barefoot while worshiping God or in the church?

Walking barefoot is a highly spiritual practice and was observed by most of the prophets of old, during their encounter with God. The sanctity of God’s presence is awesome and must be honored. He is God Almighty the Creator of all things seen and unseen. He must be honored, praised and worshiped in all humility and with a pure heart because He desires such to worship Him. The following are bible portions backing the practice;

Acts 7:33 – But the lord said to him, “take off the sandals from your feet”, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.

Exodus 3:5 – Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

2nd Samuel 15:30-31 – But David continued up the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went; his head was covered and he was barefoot. All the people with him covered their heads too and were weeping as they went up. Now David had been told, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” So David prayed, “Lord, turn Ahithophel’s counsel into foolishness.”

Joshua 5:15 – ‘And the captain of the LORD’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot: for the place whereon thou standest is Holy. And Joshua did so.’

Luke 22:35 – Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered.

Galatians 5:22-24 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Luke 10:4 – Carry no purse or bag or sandals. Do not greet anyone along the road.

 

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