• Ascetism, Angels, and Visions

    Colossians 2:18

    While it is easy to see that heretics are sinning when they look down in judgment on others, it is more difficult to root out that same sin in ourselves, for the basis of our judgment of others may be ...Read More

  • Michael, A Chief Prince

    Daniel 10

    There is indeed a war going on in the heavens, so we should not be naive about the enemies we face. Still, we can be confident that the hands of God envelop us, and so we should ask Him to ...Read More

  • The Host of Heaven

    Isaiah 6:1-3

    There are many privileges that come with serving the Lord, one of which is knowing that He has appointed true angels to watch over us (Ps. 91:11–12). We are not guarded by the chubby little creatures with tiny ...Read More

  • Commander of the Lord’s Army

    Joshua 5:13-15

    Even believers can presume that God is on their side on a particular issue without due consideration. Though he was not an evangelical, Abraham Lincoln’s famous words can serve us well here: “My concern is not whether God is ...Read More

  • Angels as Messengers

    Luke 1:5–38

    Interest in angels is at an all-time high in our culture, and many people long to have an encounter with them. However, while seeing an angel would be a remarkable event, even the angels themselves are far more concerned that ...Read More

  • Earthly Enforcers

    Daniel 12:1

    Knowing that the Lord has an army in heaven who wages war against His enemies is very encouraging. Since we are His people, we know that God’s angels are fighting on our behalf and advancing the good plans our ...Read More

  • The Heavenly Host

    Revelation 4

    What is the highest calling of the Christian? The continual praise of God by the angels in heaven is one of the many depictions in the Bible that emphasize the importance of worship. Praising our Creator in heaven is the ...Read More

  • The Heavenly Choir

    Isaiah 6:1–3

    Hebrews 12:18–24 tells us that worship is more than just the gathering of saints in an earthly sanctuary. When we praise God alongside His people we actually enter heaven itself, bearing witness with the angels to our Lord ...Read More

  • Jacob and the Angels

    Genesis 32:1-5

    We must never forget that the host of heaven fights for the people of God in their war against the principalities and powers who enslave the human race (Eph. 6:12). In accordance with the Lord’s sovereign will, they ...Read More

  • The Men of Sodom

    Genesis 19:4–5

    Some of those reading this study today may struggle with homosexual compulsions or other sexual sins. If this is the case, know that there is freedom in Christ if you repent and mortify these desires by the Spirit. The Lord ...Read More

  • The Angels and Lot

    Genesis 19:1–3

    John Chrysostom, one of the finest preachers from the early church, says of Lot: “How could you help being amazed at his exceeding humility and the fervor with which he displayed his hospitality?” (Homilies on Genesis 4.3.10). Our ...Read More

  • When Angels Sinned

    2 Peter 2:4

    Though demons and false teachers remain powerful enemies of God’s people, we must never fear them. They too serve the ultimate purposes of God and are restrained by His mighty hand. God is never responsible for evil, but He ...Read More

  • Servants of the Saints

    Hebrews 1:13­–14

    God’s grace works not only in our salvation, but also in the angels He sends to minister to us. Usually, we are not sure where and how the angels are working, but the close calls and unexpected provisions we ...Read More