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To what extent do you think divine miracles are being done in today's world? PRAYER: Lord God of miracles, thank You for the greatest of all Your mighty deeds, sending Your Son in human flesh, and raising Him from the dead as proof that He is truly the Son of God, our Lord and Savior. Amen. 17.
REFLECTION: Why does every written document have to be interpreted? How important is it to seek to discover what a Bible passage meant in its original context? PRAYER: Lord, help me to be diligent in my quest to understand the Word, as one who longs to know its message aright so that I may live by its life-giving light. In Christ's name I pray. Amen. 13. Great Commandments Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment.
All angels were created good, but some fell into evil. In English, “angel” is derived directly from the Greek angelos, meaning “messenger,” one function of certain good angels. Various cultural and religious traditions about angels have developed over many centuries. The biblical information is limited and mysterious. Angels often served as mighty warriors carrying out divine judgment against evil, such as destroying Sodom or killing an Assyrian army (Gn 19:1; 2 Ch 32:21). Sometimes they aided God's people (Ex 23:23), and the fiery chariots and horses that Elijah and Elisha saw were evidently angel armies, or the heavenly host (2 Kg 2:11; 6:17).