The theme for today’s daily devotional by Joel Osteen is ”Learning About Angels”
Angels figure into the teachings and practice of every major religion. Thus the world is filled with ideas, definitions, and depictions of angels ranging from chubby cherubs to warriors to messengers—and they can’t all be accurate. So, as with all questions theological and practical, we turn first for answers to the authoritative Word of God.
As with the existence of God Himself, the Bible doesn’t spend time defining angels. Instead, the Bible takes the existence of angels for granted. That is, we learn about angels by noticing their roles and relationships with God and with people. The authors of Scripture may be surprised by the appearance of angels at times. But they are never surprised by their existence. Perhaps the best example of the assumption that angels exist is in Hebrews 13:2 where we are told that angels, appearing as humans, may walk among us. Only the Bible gives us such practical advice and examples about the reality of angels.
The Bible is not a book about angels, but it gives ample evidence concerning who and what they are. If you want to learn about angels, start with Scripture.
The Bible assumes, rather than asserts, the existence of angels, as it does the fact of God Himself.
C. T. Cook
Source: Turning Point Ministries