Re:Verse passage – Matthew 18:5-14 (day six)
“Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my Heavenly Father.“-Jesus, Matthew 18:10
Keeping in mind Jesus is no longer talking about children here, but disciples who are like a child, there is a lot we don’t understand about this verse. Is Jesus saying we all have guardian angels? We really can’t be certain as to the meaning of “their angels,” which is beside the point.
Jesus’ purpose is not to divulge some mystery about guardian angels, but to motivate his disciples to take up the same cause as the hosts of heaven. When the world is enamored by the next rung in the ladder, Jesus reveals the concern of the hosts of heaven is the preservation of these little ones-those with child-like humility.
Simply, if the angels in heaven are gravely preoccupied with the spiritual well being of our brothers and sisters (church family), we should be too.