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Bible Verses About Angels Watching Over Us

The Bible contains numerous verses that offer comfort and assurance through the idea of angels watching over us. These celestial beings are mentioned as messengers and protectors, tasked by God to guide, protect, and assist His people. Here are five Bible verses that speak to the role of angels in watching over us:

  1. Psalm 91:11-12
    “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
    This psalm is a powerful declaration of God’s protection over us, indicating that He commands His angels to keep us safe from harm.
  2. Hebrews 1:14
    “Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?”
    This verse clarifies the role of angels as ministering spirits sent by God to serve and assist those who will inherit eternal life.
  3. Matthew 18:10
    “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.”
    Jesus, in this passage, speaks of the ‘little ones’ having angels in heaven who have direct access to God, suggesting a special protective oversight.
  4. Luke 4:10
    “For it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;'”
    In this verse, during Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, the devil quotes Psalm 91:11 to Jesus, acknowledging the protective role of angels over God’s people.
  5. Acts 12:7-11
    “Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. ‘Quick, get up!’ he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists… Then Peter came to himself and said, ‘Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.'”
    This narrative describes how an angel of the Lord miraculously freed Peter from prison, showcasing the protective and delivering power of angels.

These verses offer a glimpse into the comforting assurance that God’s angels are ever-present to guard, protect, and guide us, reflecting a divine layer of care and oversight in our lives.