David Jeremiah Devotional Today 1st November, 2018
Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional Today 1st November – MESSENGERS OF GOD
Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.
Recommended Reading: Philippians 2:25
Think of the number of English surnames that derive from an occupation: Baker, Mason, Butcher, Carpenter, Miller, Smith, and more. The same is true of the name given to spiritual beings created by God. In both Hebrew and Greek, they are called messengers. In English we call them angels, which is the Greek word for messenger (angelos) rendered in English (angel).
So—spiritual angels are divine messengers from God in heaven to us here on earth. Interestingly, the description Paul gave to a messenger (Epaphroditus) from the church in Philippi while he was in prison suggests the role of God’s angels to us: “your messenger . . . the one who ministered to my need” (Philippians 2:25). That is certainly consistent with the description of angels in Hebrews 1:14: “ministering spirits.” The big idea of angels is this: We have needs; God cares about our needs; God sends His angels to minister to us in ways which we are often unaware.
We should remain thankful and aware of yet another dimension of God’s care for us via His ministering messengers we call angels.
[Angels’] function is to execute the plan of divine providence, even in earthly things. – Thomas Aquinas
BY David Jeremiah