And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
It is interesting that the God of peace will soon crush Satan—not the God of might or power, but of peace. Some would say that we ought not to have war, but instead we should try always to be at peace. But the way I see it, if we desire peace we must have war, or at least conflict, as a necessity to fight off evil; for peace cannot exist where evil thrives. And peace without war is not really peace at all. It is a false peace.
Do you have peace in your life? If you say that you have peace and have never had much conflict, I don’t believe you. But if you say you have peace and it came as a result of struggles against sin, the flesh and the devil—even against evil people—that is more believable.
But don’t get me wrong, I am not suggesting that we physically fight with anyone. The Bible tells us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the devil and his angels (Eph. 6:12). Therefore, we are not to fight with disagreeable troublemakers; we are to avoid them (Rom. 16:17).
Soon, however, we will have a part in the destruction of Satan. God will crush Satan under our feet. Christian, I hope you have a taste for war against our real enemy. Not for the sake of war though, but for the sake of peace—real lasting peace, which we will share with the God of peace.