What Jesus Did! 'The Angels Attend' — Matthew 4:11

Friday, January 29, 2021

[After the temptations,] the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.
— Matthew 4:11 NLT

Key Thought

Have you ever wondered if there was something, or someone, there? You know, after a major decision that placed you under ridicule and an attack for choosing what was ethical, right, moral, or true. That clear good night's sleep, that sense of peaceful wellbeing, and that sense of God's care and presence are not imagined. While some have made angels a preoccupation or even a replacement for the worship of God, Christians need to know that angels are God's servants sent to serve his faithful believers! They are the great means of heavenly comfort and support after major ordeals. They are the words of encouragement given to us by the right person at just the right time. They are even in attendance when we worship together as God's people. But the point of angels is not angels per se; the point of angels is the love of God for us, his children. Let's thank him that he has not left us alone to fight the battles of faith or to find comfort after the battle has passed. And let's join the angels that surround God's throne in heaven with praise for his grace, power, majesty, and faithfulness.

Today's Prayer

Holy and Almighty God, you are worthy to receive all glory, honor, and praise. You have sacrificed your Son to redeem me. You have blessed me with support in my weakness, comfort in my grief, healing in my illness, and hope in my despair. Thank you for caring for me through Jesus in his ministry, through the Holy Spirit in his abiding presence, and through your angels in their service to my needs. For these, and so many other blessings too numerous to name, I thank you, in Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 1:14
  • Matthew 18:10
  • Luke 22:42-43

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Illustration of Matthew 4:11 NLT — [After the temptations,] the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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