…and Moses took of the blood of it, and put it upon the tip of Aaron’s right ear, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the great toe of his right foot.  

Leviticus 8:23


The big toe?  Did God really want Moses to anoint Aaron’s big toe? While the big toe may have its physical purpose for the body, it would seem strange that God would be interested in the toe.  However, the toe is part of the foot, and to body, the foot is needful and helpful.  The most obvious function of the foot that immediately comes to mind is for walking, and God is certainly concerned about where we walk.  Our walking can take us in the right path and lead us to life everlasting.  That is a wonderful thought!  And we also have the assurance that in our travels in this world of woe, God will walk with us and lead us in the paths everlasting.  Walking with God is a wonderful thing!

But our walking can also be others-centered.  It can take us to those who are less fortunate than we are, who do not know the ways of God, and have not heard how to find life eternal.  We have heard the stories of those who have denied their own luxuries and pleasures in order to introduce others to Christ.  How inspiring and challenging to see the examples of those who have travelled to the far corners of the world in order to carry the good news of the Gospel to those who have never heard.  Even God speaks of the importance of feet when He says in Isaiah 52:7,  “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation….”

Anointed feet?  Yes, we need our path to be directed of God.  We need to consecrate our feet to both follow after God and to bring others into this path of righteousness.

Dalbert Walker