February 24

Bible Reading: “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” (Psalm 91:11-12)

Notice, it is not a guardian angel, as most Christians fondly imagine, but all of God’s angels that are given “charge over” Christians.

The Bible tells us of an archangel named Michael (Jude 1:9).

  • It speaks of guardian angels called cherubim (Genesis 3:24; Exodus 25:18-22; 26:31-33; 36:35; 37:7-9; 1 Kings 6:23-28; Psalm 80:1; 99:1; Isaiah 37;16 1 Kings 8:6-11; Ezekiel 10:1-22; Hebrews 9:5).
  • It speaks of angels called Seraphim who constantly attend the throne of God (Isaiah 6:1-4; Revelation 4:6-11).
  • It speaks of messenger angels like Gabriel (Daniel 8:16; 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26).
  • And it speaks of ministering angels, those sent to “minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation” (Hebrews 1:14)

With such various and valuable roles to play in divinity’s dealings with humanity is there any wonder that “there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:10)? Before being charged with our protection, the angels rejoice at our personal conversions. May we ever be grateful to the One who holds the heavenly host in the palm of His hand for our innumerable and unseen safekeepers.

ANGELS WATCHING OVER ME (Amy Grant)

God only knows the times my life was threatened just today.

A reckless car ran out of gas before it ran my way.

Near misses all around me, accidents unknown,

Though I never see with human eyes the hands that lead me home.

But I know they’re all around me all day and through the night.

When the enemy is closing in, I know sometimes they fight

To keep my feet from falling, I’ll never turn away.

If you’re asking what’s protecting me then you’re gonna hear me say:

 

I got his angels watching over me, every move I make.

Angels watching over me!

I got angels watching over me, every step I take.

Angels watching over me!