Have you ever gone to someone and tried to reconcile with them over some issue but they won’t listen? If that happens, the Scripture says we should shake the dust off our feet.
At times, we must shake the dust off our feet and move on.
Paul faced this in the city of Corinth. He preached the gospel there but the people opposed and resisted him. So what did Paul do? The Bible says he shook the dust off his feet and told the people he was turning to the Gentiles. The Gentiles were pagans. The Jews didn’t think the gospel was meant for them. So when the Jews resisted, Paul turned to the Gentiles. He shook the dust off his feet and moved on.
What does it mean to shake the dust if your feet? It’s a metaphor for moving on in life.
There are times when we must do that exact thing.
If you apologize to a person and admit you were wrong, if they resist, you must shake the dust off your feet and move on. You’ve done all you can do.
If you have witnessed to someone and they have rejected the gospel, we must shake the dust off our feet and move on.
Maybe you made a mistake and you are kicking yourself over it. The mistake is done. Shake the dust off your feet and move on.
Today, maybe you have been hanging on. Shake the dust off your feet and move on.