Why did God make us so tiny? Why is the devil mean to us?

– Kira W.

Thanks for sending in your questions! You are right, Kira. We are tiny compared to this world and this universe. I do not know why God made us so tiny, but it does show us how big God is!

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him? Psalm 8:3–4

But just because we are so tiny does not mean we are insignificant. Look at these verses in Psalm 139.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. Psalm 139:16–18

Even though we are tiny, God still loves us, knows everything about us, and cares for us.

Your second question was: “Why is the devil mean to us?”

The devil is also jealous of God and wants to be just as powerful as He is (Isaiah 14:12–14). So he is mean to us because we are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), and because God loved us so much that Jesus, God’s Son, even gave His life for us (John 3:16)! The Bible compares the devil to a lion, seeking people to devour (1 Peter 5:8–11). The devil wants to defeat God and can’t, and that is why he is so mean—especially to people that love God.

And God has been and always will be more powerful than the devil could ever be. In fact, some day He will destroy the devil. So we don’t have to be afraid, because God will have the last word against the devil.

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down (Revelation 12:7–10).

The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they twill be tormented day and night forever and ever (Revelation 20:10).

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