Satan & Ironie

Volgens Jonathan Edwards is jaloesie die rede hoekom Satan teen God gedraai het en die mens verraai het. Hy was jaloers om te sien hoe God aardse wesens so verhewe het en hom, ‘n hemelse wese met groot kennis en mag, verwerp het. Die toneel wat afspeel word deur Edwards so geskets:

“And oh, how may we conclude Satan triumphed when he had brought ’em down! How did he as it were laugh, to think how sorrowfully they found themselves disappointed in their expectations of coming to higher honor and being like gods.

But their fall has been the occasion of their being advanced to much greater dignity than before, brought much nearer to God, far more nearly united to him, [and] are become his members, his spouse, and in many respects more honored than the angels. . . .

This very act of Satan has been the occasion of bringing about the very thing, the destruction of which he therein aimed at, and that in higher degrees.”

Wat ons moet sien in die scenario is die ironie. Die ironie van Satan wat probeer om die mens af te trek, weg van God deur sonde en dan hoe ‘n onbreekbare band geskep word tussen die mens en God deur Jesus Christus.

Ons sien nog voorbeelde van hierdie ironie op ander plekke in die Bybel byvoorbeeld Josef se broers wat hom wou vermoor:

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” – Gen 50:20

Josef se woorde weergalm ook in die Nuwe Testament as Paulus die skryf:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Rom 8:28

Vanuit Satan’s Schemes Always Backfires in the End, Tyler Kenney.

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