Romans 16:20: The God Of Peace Will Soon Crush Satan Under Your Feet. The Grace Of Our Lord Jesus Christ Be With You.
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (ESV)
We all love the concept of peace. For all centuries of time man has tried to have peace. One thing is sure. Peace does not come without a fight. Nations will fight one another and secure a peace treaty. It will last, but only for a relatively short time. The lasting peace that we all long for has eluded us for all centuries. Where should peace truly come from? Peace comes from the God of peace.
There are many ways that we can describe our wonderful God. Here Paul describes him as the God of peace. He says that this God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. Notice that this peace only comes with a fight. Who is fighting for our peace? The God of all creation. He alone has the power to crush Satan. He alone is able to provide lasting peace.
In regards to the timing of Satan being crushed there are two things that we need to understand in this verse. First of all, we need to realize that God's timing and our timing are not quite the same. Paul uses the word "soon." We are still waiting for the ultimate crushing of Satan. Our enemy is still prowling about trying to devour us. God's timing is not like ours. But, in terms of all eternity, he will crush him "soon."
In the meantime, Paul promises us the "grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (to) be with you." This is no small thing. It is the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that enables us to endure every battle with the prince of darkness. It is the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that holds us secure while the battle rages on around us. Peace will surely come. In the meantime, encourage your heart with the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you feel like you have had enough turmoil in your life? Peace is coming. Soon. In the meantime, look to the Lord Jesus Christ. Like he reminded the Apostle Paul, his grace is sufficient for you.