>We serve a peaceful God.
He is a being of love, passion, and most importantly, grace and compassion. God’s greatest endearing quality is that He loves us. He is the only God that comes after us; all other religions are predicated on appeasing and placating an angry deity. I have recently been struck by the realization of just how insane Christianity is…it’s illogical, unreasonable, and absolutely fantastic. What other God would willingly give of Himself–His blood, His Spirit, His life–so that unworthy beings such as myself could spend eternity in the heavens He created?! The biggest death in Christianity is God’s own Son! God is a god of peace.
And that’s what makes the end of the battle so incredible. As Paul tells us in Romans 16:20, “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.”
The gravity of this quote is crushing. First, the extreme contrast between the God of peace and the act of crushing someone. God doesn’t show wrath towards us, those who truly deserve it…He has pent up rage and He’s going to unleash it all on Satan.
The second part, and the most breathtaking, is that Satan will be crushed under OUR FEET. God is going to let us participate in the ultimate annihilation of our biggest enemy! We will have an entire lifetime of blessings, chaos, life, death, pain, and joy as God and Satan fight each other over our souls, and yet we KNOW the battle is over, and Satan will be crushed.
“With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.” Psalm 60:12