I’m just curious… in Romans 16:20 Paul says,
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
…and what I want to know is which of two phrases stand out most from this sentence? Is this the phrase that has always stood out?
At one time the crushing of Satan seemed paramount in the verse, but now the fact that God is a God of Peace stands out to me as the utmost. Perhaps for some the notable thing is under whose feet. Somehow in my post-charismatic viewpoint, the militant sword-rattling delight in the crushing of the Evil One takes a back seat to the nature of God as a God of Peace. What does this shift in viewpoint imply? If anything?