• Made Lower to Be Crowned with Glory

    Hebrews 2:5–9

    We can hardly imagine it, but there is a sense in which redeemed human beings are greater than the angels. We will, after all, “judge angels” (1 Cor. 6:3). We must therefore understand the dignity of redeemed human beings, creatures ...Read More

  • Better than the Angels

    Hebrews 1:5–6

    It is not too uncommon to see greeting cards and sentimental memorabilia extolling the virtues of angels. Certainly, it is good to respect the angels and all that God has them do for His people (Heb. 1:14). Yet, in following ...Read More

  • The Coming of the Lawless One

    2 Thessalonians 2:8–10

    Satan loves to disguise himself as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14), so we should expect him to present himself as a counterfeit savior and even as one who can do signs and wonders. The true messenger of God ...Read More

  • David’s Census

    1 Chronicles 21:1–6

    Although it can be hard to understand how God ordains evil to accomplish greater goods, and although we may not know what all of these goods are on this side of eternity, Scripture plainly reveals that the Lord can use ...Read More

  • Mary Sees Jesus and the Angels

    John 20:11–15

    There is a parallel between Mary’s not recognizing Jesus until He spoke and Jesus’ teaching that we cannot know Him unless God draws us (John 6:44). Until God speaks to us by His Spirit, changing our hearts and allowing us ...Read More

  • Our Enemy the World

    John 7:7

    The world tempts us to adopt its values—materialism, favoritism, sexual uncleanness, pride, and so forth. As Christians, however, we cannot succumb. We must have our minds renewed continually by the Word of God as we sit under faithful preaching and ...Read More

  • Sovereign over Satan

    John 14:29–31

    Satan has a measure of influence over this sinful world. He has this influence only by God’s permission, for authority in this world is not rightfully his. He did not possess it before the fall. Knowing that God is sovereign ...Read More

  • Angels in God’s Providence

    Daniel 12:1

    Angels make up a mighty army dedicated to advancing God’s purposes. This is good news for the believer, since if we are on God’s side—or better, God is on our side—the angels are on our side. Knowing this gives us ...Read More

  • The Angelic Host of Heaven

    Revelation 4

    Scripture never teaches that human beings are transformed into angels when they reach heaven. However, it does report that we will see God face-to-face. We can hardly imagine what this will be like, but we know it cannot be compared ...Read More

  • Seraphim Viewing the Lord

    Isaiah 6:1–3

    That even the angels must shield their eyes in the presence of God shows the reverence with which we are to approach our Creator. He is our Most Holy Lord, so we cannot be irreverent in our worship. We come ...Read More

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