A very special messenger, part 2

In an article last week we introduced the fascinating case of the “angel of the Lord.” It will be our task in this article to explore Scripture and draw some important conclusions.

The angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, telling him, “The LORD is with you…” (Judges 6:12 ESV). When Gideon expresses doubts to this angel, the text tells us, “The LORD turned to him and said…” (Judges 6:14). Is this a case of “blurring lines” between messenger and sender or something more? Continue reading “A very special messenger, part 2”

A very special messenger

Do you have a list of questions for God? Do you have questions that can only be answered on the other side of eternity? They might be questions like, “What was Paul’s thorn in the flesh?”, or “How was Enoch taken?”.

These and many others are questions that, while fascinating, are not necessary for us here. We have been given “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). The secret things belong to God, but the things he has revealed belong to us (see Deuteronomy 29:29).

That being the case, we need to dig deep into what God has given us to answer the important and the intriguing, while understanding some answers may forever allude us. One intriguing and important question revolves around the Old Testament “angel of the Lord.” Continue reading “A very special messenger”