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Monday, April 12, 2010

Keep Marching!

I was reading in Sparkling Gems today and was blown away and truly refreshed by what I learned. If you don't own a copy of this book and you're a Christian who loves getting deep into the word but don't have a lot of time I highly recommend it! It's great! It is comprised of 365 greek word studies for every day of the year to "sharpen your understanding of God's word." I'm here to tell you it does!
Anyway, I read the study for March 25th and the verse was Romans 16:20 "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet..." The Greek word for crush is suntribo which is used to refer to the act snapping, breaking, and crushing bones to the point beyond recognition (to pebbles, basically). The word soon or shortly is actually a military term used to describe the way Roman soldiers marched. They marched in formation lifting their feet high and stomping loudly to warn people they were there and if they valued life they would get out of the way. Even if people refused to move the soldiers we're instructed to keep moving forward on their path. The interesting thing is the soldiers had nail spikes on the bottom of their shoes meant for crushing, snapping, breaking, or demolishing opponents or obstacles under feet.

So God is telling us to keep moving forward towards our goal. When Satan tempts us we refuse. When he feeds us lies we put on the word. When we feel like giving up, well...we don't. We do not move our way around something awkward for us, we push through it. But we don't do it alone, no, the verse says God, not me, will crush Satan under my feet. I just have to keep marching.

1 comment:

  1. This is so great! Thanks Mandyyy!


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