Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This story [Gen. 3:14-15] is not about how the snake developed its means of locomotion; it is about the humiliation and curse of Satan, the great enemy of God and humanity. God was not about to allow humanity to be Satan’s tame pet. So God first dealt with the perpetrator of this evil by setting up a war. God is a God of peace, but he does not make peace with Satan. In fact it is because God is a God of peace that he is at war, and sets us at war, with Satan.
Dan G. McCartney, Why Does It Have to Hurt?, p. 8.