And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
Let’s just think about those words for a moment.
Are you wowed and amazed yet??
What’s WRONG with you???
Okay, I’m gonna share some of what this verse means to me, and then, if you’re not wowed, then I give up! 😉
So, Paul wrote the book of Romans, and every verse in it. Why is this important? Because here is a man who knew a little something of pain…pain to the point that most of us would have just thrown in the towel.
Paul was a man with a HEAVY past. In addition to that, he was ridiculed, discouraged, shipwrecked, beaten, stoned, tortured, and imprisoned. ( I included “ridiculed” in that list because that’s about as far as our persecution ever goes as Americans, and often that’s all it takes for us to jump ship.)
Anyway, Paul knew pain personally. So, whatever he says about suffering, even if it’s just for our own sin, I am all ears!
We all carry our own unique battle with sin on a daily basis. Add to that cancer, MS, stroke, diabetes, and all of the many diseases which rob us of abilities, time, and sometimes, life. Add to THAT, the sins of others! Betrayal, adultery, murder, theft, and the list unfortunately goes on and on….
All together, those are quite a load of burdens. ALL ultimately caused by sin.
That’s enough to take the wind out of anyone’s sails.
“The God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.”
There will come a day, thankfully, that Satan will be conquered. Not only conquered, but under MY feet, and YOUR feet! Satan , who is crushing each of us in his own unique, demented way, will one day soon be CRUSHED under our feet!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t know about you, but this verse gives me such great hope!!
But we’re not even at my favorite part yet! Shall I continue? I’ll take that as a yes.
Satan will be crushed under my little size 8 feet shortly.
You remember as a kid, the day after Christmas? You went to the calendar, and saw all the MANY months until Christmas would come again. You would sulk and complain that it was sooo far away, and that it would NEVER get here!
But before you even finished drying your bathing suit in July, December would pop out of nowhere! And you would be amazed at how time flew.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
2 Corinthians 4:17
Whether it is in our lifetime or beyond it, we are told that it will be SHORTLY. So, hang on with me, just a little while longer! He will come and CRUSH that enemy under our very feet.