Angels symbolize all things good to me. While typically thought of as female in the modern age, and even in the middle ages, they were male in the Bible. At least, I’m not aware of any female angels in the Bible. I could be wrong, however, as I haven’t read the ENTIRE Bible yet.
If there is anything honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, hopeful, virtuous, lovely, of good report, praiseworthy, we may attribute these qualities to angels — male or female. It is these qualities we must strive to obtain if we are to reach our highest reaches of humanity.
Angels are also protectors and providers of and for those who seek to do God’s will. At least, there are many examples of this in the Bible. And we certainly hear of many contemporary anecdotes of angels coming to the assistance of people in need in many different ways.
“Thou madest him [man] a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands.” (Hebrews 2:7.)
Now, what it means to be “a little lower than the angels” I am not prepared to say, only that with a little effort and a lot of help from God, we can perhaps obtain these qualities that would put us in the presence of angels and make them our friends.
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