“Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands. Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will! Praise the Lord, everything he has created, everything in all his kingdom. Let all that I am praise the Lord.”Psalm 103:20-22
Last week I shared with you about God being in charge of humans but more than humans, who knows how to serve God better than the angels?
The word angel means “messenger.” Angels are God’s messengers. They are created beings. That is why they are not worshiped. Only the Creator God is worshiped. Although these angels are immortal, they are not eternal because they have a starting place. God created them, but they do live forever.
Some people may ask: how many angels are there? We do not know. But we do know that there are vast numbers of angels. Revelation 5 talks about “the number of them was ten thousands times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.” Hebrews 12 it tells us that there was “an innumerable company of angels.”
But, like I said, angels are not to be worshiped. They are God’s servants who carry out His business in the world. Angels have one primary job, one occupation, one eternal calling, and that is to serve God and to do His pleasure.
In Psalm 103, all of the creation is told to bless the Lord. Angels are also part of God’s mighty creations. They are powerful, but they do His command. They obey His Word; they do His will. They are God’s obedient servants, and they exist to bring Him pleasure.
Here is a wonderful thought:
“He will command his angels to protect you wherever you go!”Psalm 91:11