What must it be like to be satan, a Being filled with rage and the all consuming desire to steal, kill and destroy, to realise that even as he kills the human shell that held God the Son, he was all along serving God’s plan of redemption.
That is what it’s like to be the biggest loser in the universe.
Shooting into your own basket.
Firing a shot into your own goal.
Passing to the opposing player.
Lining up at the wrong starting blocks.
Running into the wrong end-zone.
Over and over and over again, satan’s screw-ups are legendary. Every time he tried to outwit his Creator, foil his Creator’s plans, disrupt what his Creator was trying to accomplish, satan wound up helping Creator God carry out His plan to defeat evil. Examples?
he tried to use Sara’s inability to bear a child to cause dissension in the family. Instead she was a model of God’s mercy.
he tried to disqualify Moses from leadership by stirring up Moses’ anger. Instead, Moses went into 40 years of training.
he led Daniel into slavery and wound up watching him attain the power of royalty.
he oppressed the Israelites in Egypt only to watch God use them to punish Egypt.
he tried to impress upon God, Job’s misplaced faith and instead helped to create perhaps the greatest theological work ever written on suffering and God’s sovereignty.
he imprisoned Paul only to help Him spread Christianity throughout the known world.
he used fear to embarrass Peter out of discipleship and instead Peter became the head of the Church.
he used soldiers to crucify God and instead provided the means of salvation for billions.
Pass, satan, pass! Ooops sorry. Wrong team. Pfft!
This is the guy who wanted to rule heaven and instead is condemned to an eternity in hell.
The king of fools followed only by fools.
Like atheists, denying God while the whole time serving His purposes; mocking the Bible while all the time fulfilling It's prophecies.
satan - he began as a servant of God, he will always be a servant of God.
satan on his knees begging God’s permission to do anything at all.
satan, totally and completely powerless except in what God allows him to do.
The only things dumber than satan are those who follow him.