Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Angels have played a prominent role in Western art. I’m sure it has to do with the Bible’s influence on it. There seems to be a resurgence of thought about angels today. They are getting more and more attention in our culture. However, due to the more naturalistic view of our society, this new spirituality has produced a belief in angels that is stripped from the absolute claims of Christianity.
I saw a bumper sticker recently that read: I believe in Angels… and Wicca, Buddha, Jesus, and Joseph Smith. That is quite a statement!
Scripture describes angels as servants of God, and helpers of mankind. Here’s how the author of Hebrews describes them: Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation [1:13-14]. They are not almighty, but they are powerful creatures. And from the biblical record, their task seems to be to glorify God and fight on His behalf against all His enemies [examples: Isaiah 6:1-3; 2 Kings 19:35].
It thrills me to know that angels watch over us [Psalm 91:11-12]. We are not guarded by chubby cherubs with tiny wings. No! The angels that protect us are mighty creatures who have been given their strength and mission by God. I see no reason to believe that they are any different or operate differently today than they did in biblical times.
God has not abandoned us. The Lord of Hosts (armies of angels) is on our side. Because of that, what enemy need we fear?
For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands. Psalm 91:11-12a