Be Like the Angels!

In Isaiah chapter 6, the prophet paints an amazing word-picture of God’s temple in Heaven. He describes God on His throne, high and exalted—but God is not at the highest point in the temple: “Above him were seraphim…and they were calling to one another: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory’” (Isaiah 6:2-3). I’ve always thought of heaven as a place where God’s people declare their praises to Him for all eternity. However, notice that the angels Isaiah describes are not declaring their praises to God, but to each other. Think of it this way: Imagine that you bought a car, and you really appreciated the heated steering wheel. If you were really impressed by it, you might reach out to the car’s manufacturer to let them know how great it was, but you would certainly tell your friends, your family—even strangers on the street—how incredible the feeling was of getting into your car on a winter day and wrapping your fingers around the heated steering wheel. This is how we should be as Christians. Yes, it’s important and appropriate to send our praise and worship to God, but we must also praise Him to others—our brothers and sisters in Christ, our friends and family, and even people we don’t know. When Jesus tells us how to reach people for His Kingdom, He doesn’t tell us that we should show them the error of their ways or convince them of the horrors of hell. Rather, He says that we are to proclaim to them the good news about God (Mark 16:15). Be like the angels! This is our call, as followers of Christ. Wherever we go, with everyone we meet, let us, with our words and—just as important—by our lives, declare the greatness of our God!

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