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Angels in the Bible: Personal Bodyguards

Tobias and the Angel, c. 1475, oil and tempera on panel, by Filippino Lippi

Tobias and the Angel, c. 1475, oil and tempera on panel, by Filippino Lippi

Psalm 91:11

“For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways, In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.”

This is really good news because I totally hate stubbing my toe.  I remember one time, when I was young, I tripped while running.  I should have totally face-planted.  Instead I landed very softly on the ground, face forward, stomach down.  I swear my guardian angel was underneath me, absorbing that blow.

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Angels in the Bible: They Are Better Than Us

Angel medallion sculpture by Lukeman

Angel medallion sculpture by Lukeman

Psalm 8:4-5

“What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.”

I feel honored to have been created only a little lower than the angels.  I think at times, however, I can pull myself down to waaaaay lower than the angels.