Does the Bible Say We Have Guardian Angels?

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We’ve all heard the term Guardian Angels – but this does come from the Bible? There are a number of Bible verses providing proof that angels do indeed watch over and guard mankind.

In this article, we’ll look at four ways that the Bible that make a definitive statement about angels serving as mankind’s guardians.

1. A statement on angelic guardianship

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”

–Psalm 91:11

Not only do we have the statement by the psalmist, but Satan quoted this verse when he tempted Christ in the wilderness. Satan is an angel, although a fallen one.

Satan tried to tempt Jesus to throw himself off of the pinnacle of the temple, assuring him that since he is “the son of God,” that the guardian angels will assure his safety.

The devil said to Jesus:

“If You are the Son of God,” he said, “throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command His angels concerning You, and they will lift You up in their hands, so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.'”

–Matthew 4:6

Of course, Christ didn’t take the bait and his reply was:

“Jesus replied, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

– Matthew 4:7

2. Angels watched over Jesus

“Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.”

–Matthew 4:11

This verse tells us that when Satan had ceased tempting Jesus and left him, angels came and comforted him. Pay special attention to the word “ministering,” which does not mean preaching to as we might presuppose in our modern definition.

In the original Greek, the word is diakonos, which means to be attendant to or wait upon.

3. Jesus said angels are always watching over us

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.”

–Matthew 18:10

The “little ones” Jesus was referring to are the pure and innocent children, who he warned no one should lead toward sin or away from God.

But also by the statement, Christ communicates that these little ones have Guardian Angels, who he calls “their angels.”

4. Guardian Angels physically assisting mankind

“But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,”

–Acts 5:19

Here scripture recalls an event in which these supernatural beings we call Angels, crossed into our physical realm and manipulated events.

Peter and the apostles had been imprisoned, but an angel of the Lord release them. Afterward, the prison was found locked with no explanation as to how they were able to escape.

Such angelic intervention is also described in Acts 12:7 and Luke 2:9.

Saved from a lion

An angel also protects Daniel from being eaten by a lion.

“My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.”

–Daniel 6:22