Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Get thee behind me, Satan!
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”
And, from that day forward, man suffered the consequences of doing what God told him not to do.
There is irony in this punishment, though: If your heel is bruised, you can still walk. You can still fight. You can still stand. You can still turn around.
But God gave us the ability to bruise it's head. Kind of hard to function when your head is beat up.
This was God's way of letting us know that we, as humans, still have the option of beating the one who tempts us. We can fight it, we can walk away. We can stand up to it.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
“But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”