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Should Leaders Be Bare Foot

Throughout the Bible much is made of the symbolism of wearing or not wearing shoes. Usually bare feet show respect. Today, would it help things for attendees at corporate board meetings and congress to have bare feet? Would their work be more humble and helpful?

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 ---Geraldine on 4/9/13
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//not made up ones like "sayeth" // Cluny

actually, saith was made up English from sayeth.

//that the KJV does NOT use.// Cluny

it depends on which kjv you use.

//the words you placed in brackets were not necessary either // RitaH

they were necessary. God always give us a chance to see how we are to others. only a few see.

//Yes, Rita, is IS necessary.// Cluny

"it" is spelled is.

//You'll make a better impression if you spell things properly, // Cluny

and work the plank out of your eye before dealing with a speck in anothers.
---aka on 4/18/13


\\so I will not respond to your comments again.
---Rita_H on 4/18/13\\

Promise?

Please don't break my heart, Rita. I've had SO many disappointments in the past. mostly from eloy who said he wouldn't respond to me any more, but kept on doing so.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/18/13


Cluny, the words you placed in brackets were not necessary either nor do you know which version of the bible I use. It is very obvious that you enjoy an argument rather than a discussion (which never gets anyone anywhere that is worth being) so I will not respond to your comments again.
---Rita_H on 4/18/13


There is not an issue with two archaic forms of says:

2 Kings 1:4 (1611 King James Bible)

Now therefore, thus sayeth the Lord, Thou shalt not come downe from ...

2 Kings 1:4 - King James Bible "Authorized Version", Pure Cambridge Edition

Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from ...




However, there is an issue on who saith ... sayeth what and for what reason. Some people should come down ... downe and join us in the real world.
---aka on 4/17/13


Yes, Rita, is IS necessary.

I AM the local English policeman.

And if one is going to write in English, use REAL English words, not made up ones like "sayeth" that the KJV does NOT use.

(I'll bet you've been mispronouncing "saith", too!)

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/17/13




Cluny, was that REALLY necessary?

Saith means exactly the same as sayeth. It matters not how the individual pronounces it or spells it. The bible wasn't written in English anyway.
---Rita_H on 4/17/13


\\Thus sayeth the Lord.
---KarenD on 4/16/13\\

The word is properly spelled "saith" and pronounced as one syllable rhyming with "seth."

The form "sayeth" occurs nowhere in the King James Bible.

You'll make a better impression if you spell things properly, KarenD.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/16/13


Thus sayeth the Lord.
---KarenD on 4/16/13

Reminds me of Acts 16:16-17.

if the words of the lord are written on my heart, they will come up at the right time when the Lord Jesus wants and not at the request one using the Lord's name like one that is playing with fortune telling and fire.

Matthew 7:22-23 ESV

On that day many will say to me, "Lord, Lord, did we not...do many mighty works in your name?"

A person with true discernment knows their own limitations.
---aka on 4/16/13


aka...You are right about one thing. Discernment helps us to know which battles to fight. Within this next week this conversation will come to your mind in a very strong God moment for you. You will think of this conversation as soon as the words leave your mouth. Thus sayeth the Lord.
---KarenD on 4/16/13


KarenD,

Are you Jesus?

Matthew 7:22-23 ESV

On that day many will say to me, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?" And then will I declare to them, "I never knew you, depart from me, you workers of lawlessness."

A person with true discernment knows their own limitations.
---aka on 4/16/13




"Truth is fine as long as it is expressed with kindness and patience and long-suffering. any way else...it is just a clanging cymbal.
---aka

O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?" JESUS
Matthew 3:7

"And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables,.."JESUS
John 2:15

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness." JESUS
Matthew 23:27

IS JESUS A CLANGING CYMBAL?
---KarenD on 4/15/13


I am getting into my second childhood. does that count for anything?
---shira4368 on 4/15/13


// I have a new phone and have not yet mastered where the apostrophe// karend

//Too many adults want to be treated as children.// karend

So there is an excuse for you and your shotcomings, and you cannot show kindness to strangers?

The question was not about "in YOUR time". The question began with the time period clearly stated.

Truth is fine as long as it is expressed with kindness and patience and long-suffering. any way else...it is just a clanging cymbal.

my first impression was that it was a strange question, but then i remembered how difficult it is to express your thought and a question in 50 words. then, i got it.
---aka on 4/14/13


aka...You just couldn't help yourself, could you? I have a new phone and have not yet mastered where the apostrophe is located on the keyboard. Yes, I answer on these blogs exactly as I would answer face-to-face. Being politically correct is not as important as the truth. Of course, I answer children in a different manner as their questions are innocent and sincere. Too many adults want to be treated as children. When my generation grew up bare feet was not a sign of respect. It was a sign that you didn't have but one pair of shoes and they were saved for school and church.
---KarenD on 4/14/13


Just because you dont like the answer doesnt [sic] mean it wasnt[sic] from the Lord.
---KarenD on 4/13/13

just because you gave the answer that you gave does not mean it was from God.

if she asked this of you face-to-face, would you answer the same way?

if one asks a silly question to you, do you have to respond with your brand of "discerment" or might kindness be warranted?

this is just a rhetorical question. part of true discernment is knowing what battles to fight and which ones to let lie.

just think about it.
---aka on 4/13/13


AKA and Srongaxe -

Great answers.
---Rita_H on 4/14/13


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Why is it that people think they are going to get closer to God on a computer discussing silly questions with total strangers? When someone doesnt like an answer, suddenly you are not of God. Ever think that God might be giving some people their answers? Could it be that God wants you to spend more time with Him and less on the computer? Just because you dont like the answer doesnt mean it wasnt from the Lord.
---KarenD on 4/13/13


Rita_H:

You asked: Who is likely to be drawn to God from reading this?

When I was first shown this site several years ago, the person who showed it to me referred to it as the Piranha Blogs. Sadly, I have all too often found the name to be appropriate. There are many people here to post legitimate and reasonable questions and answers. Unfortunately, there some here who are much more interested in arguing. The are so sure of their own beliefs (which frequently differ from those of many here) and constantly try to push them on others.
---StrongAxe on 4/13/13


....Who is likely to be drawn to God from reading this?
---Rita_H on 4/13/13

IDK..but I would rather go to Geraldine's for supper.
---aka on 4/13/13


What brand of Christianity is this? I is verging on being Satanic I believe.

"Geraldine....You obviously have too much time on your hands. Maybe you could find a place that needs vokunteers.
---KarenD on 4/9/13

Careful there KarenD. You might be addressing a homebound person who has only time and words to work with.

---Geraldine on 4/9/13
Careful Geraldine. You might be addressing someone who has some God given discernment.
---KarenD on 4/10/13

Sorry, Karen D. I didn't intend to annoy one so close to God as you.
---Geraldine on 4/10/13

Who is likely to be drawn to God from reading this?
---Rita_H on 4/13/13


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Taking one's footwear off was done in the presence of God, because sandals made of leather which represents death is a no no when before The Eternally Living Deity.

Taking one's shoes off nowadays would most likely make the dog keel over unconscious.
---jan4378 on 4/11/13


If you think it is a good idea then you should lead by example.
---Scott1 on 4/11/13


Today, would it help things for attendees at corporate board meetings and congress to have bare feet? Would their work be more humble and helpful?---Geraldine on 4/9/13


No, it will just make them lazy.
---Nikki on 4/10/13


All this would achieve would be possible splinters in their feet, the risk of stepping on a drawing pin or, worse still, some undetected piece of glass etc.


People had a completely different way of live in the days when the bible characters lived. If it would be correct to bring back one aspect of that life then, perhaps, we should bring back them all. Most of us would not like that - especially the women.
---Rita_H on 4/10/13


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Sorry, Karen D. I didn't intend to annoy one so close to God as you.
---Geraldine on 4/10/13


not just barefoot, but barefoot and pregnant,
---francis on 4/10/13


Careful Geraldine. You might be addressing someone who has some God given discernment.
---KarenD on 4/10/13


\\David suffered from cold feet, thus his last wife was to keep his feet warm. \\

born, Abishag was not David's wife, but concubine.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/10/13


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the dirt on the bottom of shoes is nothing compared to the filth in the heart.

with bare feet, the floors stay cleaner, but it would not effect the leadership.
---aka on 4/9/13


Geraldine:

People don't get to be CEOs and chairmen of boards of directors by being humble. The humble people will usually be at the bottom of the corporate ladder (and will be quite happy there). Those at the top would probably consider humility to be useless at best, and a weakness at worst. So it's unlikely that you would find many executives that would embrace your suggestion.
---StrongAxe on 4/10/13


What for? David suffered from cold feet, thus his last wife was to keep his feet warm. Moses stood on holy ground. Are we standing on holy ground that we should remove our foot wear? Jesus washed the disciples feet. That was the custom then to wash the feet for all the dust that got upon them. Yes, washing feet, one humbles oneself as this is servitude especially when there are foot problems like fungus and stink. I think this would be no help at all except in support of missionary endeavors.
---born on 4/10/13


Geraldine, all you would have is bare feet executives.
---shira4368 on 4/9/13


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Throughout the Bible, women died in childbirth, too. Do you think we should adopt that custom?

Throughout the Bible, marriages were arranged by the families, NOT by the couple involved. Most Christian young people would rather be shot than follow this Biblical precedent.

St. John Maximovitch of San Francisco used to go around barefoot all the time as a act of asceticism. His brother bishops told him to stop, and for the sake of obedience, he began wearing shoes.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/9/13


Careful there KarenD. You might be addressing a homebound person who has only time and words to work with.
---Geraldine on 4/9/13


Maybe it would be OK where you live but bare feet in three feet of snow just doesn't cut it!
---1st_cliff on 4/9/13


Geraldine....You obviously have too much time on your hands. Maybe you could find a place that needs vokunteers.
---KarenD on 4/9/13


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