Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels. Colossians 2:18
Twice in the book of Revelation, the apostle John was so overwhelmed by the sudden appearance of an angel, he fell on his face to worship him. Evidently, the angelic presence was so dazzling John thought it was Jesus. But on both occasions—Revelation 19:10 and 22:8-9—the angel said, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant…. Worship God!”
Throughout the Bible, the angels worship God with majestic intensity, but they are not the objects of worship. They are our fellow servants. What a surprising biblical description of angels! They are our partners in serving God. They serve Him in the invisible realm while we serve Him in the visible realm.
One day the invisible will become visible for God’s children. Ephesians 1:10 says, “In the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth.” What joy we’ll have in working side by side with angels, serving our Lord! What a hopeful thought to encourage us today!
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee, / Which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be. Reginald Heber, in the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Jesus Plus Nothing Equals Everything (Colossians 2)