The question in this article is about angels and their protection for humans:
Matthew 18:10 tells of childrens’ angels in heaven who see the face of God. Reading the text, I realize that every child has an angel. Is this true? and another question: but if I grow up and am an adult, I get married, do I still have an angel? Thanks…
Let’s see first…
What is written in the Gospel of Matthew 18:10
When the disciples asked the Lord Jesus who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, He took a child in his arms and said that if someone is not made like a child, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God and then he said :
See that you do not look down on one of these little ones; for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 18:10 NASB)
About the angels in this text we learn that they belong to these children and that they always see the face of God in heaven. For a better understanding of this subject we need to know…
Who are the angels?
In the Epistle to the Hebrews it is written:
But to which of the angels has He ever said, Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet”? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to provide service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:13-14 NASB)
This text specifies that angels are spirits, that is, ministering spirits, sent by God to serve those who will inherit salvation.
Angels protect those who fear God and trust in Him
There are two references in the book of Psalms that show that angels serve those who fear God and trust in Him. The first is in Psalm 34 and says:
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. (Psalms 34:7 NASB)
And the second reference is in Psalm 91 and refers to the man who fully trusts in God.
For He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways. On their hands they will lift you up, so that you do not strike your foot against a stone. (Psalms 91:11-12 NASB)
I do not know another reference in the Bible that says that every child has an angel, but I think that the one in the Gospel of Matthew where the Lord Jesus stated that the angels of children always look at the face of God in heaven is enough. As for the mature, however, it is written that angels serve those who will inherit salvation, and all these people are said to fear God and always trust in Him.
Last week we celebrated the birthday of Jack Arthur, a righteous man who turned 85 years old. He told us that he had never thought of reaching such an advanced age in his life and that he was often in danger of death. Only at sea he faced death 7 times. I also learned from others that as a missionary in Africa he was once attacked by a lion. Likewise, any child of God will confess that he had moments in his life when he escaped from dangers that you can’t even believe.
Glory be to God who commands His angels to guard us in all our ways.
Translated by Didina Vicliuc