Do The Angels Like Us?

Q. I was listening to a radio program the other night and a non-religious commentator made a statement that the angels murmured against God when God made man and he was not talking only about the fallen angels. He also made the comment that the angels do not really like us that much. I have searched the Scriptures and I can not find anything to support this view.

A. I don’t think there’s anything in the Bible that addresses this person’s position one way or the other. This shouldn’t surprise you since you describe him as a “non-religious” person. The clearest statement on the relationship between humans and angels is found in Hebrews 1:14. “Are not all angels ministering servants sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? ”

To me this means that God sends them to us to minister to us. It doesn’t matter if they like us or not, they’re doing the will of God. By the way, this should be our attitude when God sends us to minister to someone as well. Our feelings toward the person should be irrelevant, because we’re doing the will of God. We’re showing His love to them, not ours. In Matt. 5:46 Jesus said, “If you only love those who love you what reward will you get?”

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