The theme for today’s devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah is ” An Unusual Angel”.
And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them.
Recommended Reading: Exodus 14:13-22
In the Old Testament, an angel that appears from time to time is different from all the others. He’s called, “the Angel of the Lord.” He has characteristics that seem to be divine. And, yes, they are divine, for the Old Testament Angel of the Lord is the manifestation of God before Christ came at Bethlehem. It is the second Person of the Godhead, Jesus Christ Himself. When you read about the Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament, you are likely reading about God the Son Himself.
Christ is eternal without beginning or ending. But when He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary, He began the process of also taking on humanity, of becoming both God and Man. After His birth, the Angel of the Lord disappears from Scripture. He is now the Son of God who lived among us and gave His life for us.
Jesus inspires our awe whenever we see Him in either the Old or New Testament. He deserves our loving worship.
What we see in the angel of the Lord is brought to a culmination in the person of Jesus, who draws near to humanity in order to draw us near to God.
Credit: Turning Point Ministries