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Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007).
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Day 6
There is something better than the sentimentality of angel worship or praying to angels. It is trusting the One who sends the angels to serve.
Read Hebrews 1:6-14.
The Hebrews who originally received this letter saw angels as the ones who delivered the Ten Commandments, so they recognized that angels have power and authority. But some of these early believers were confused about where Jesus fit in with the angels. They wanted to see an organizational chart so they could understand the chain of command.
What is the common concept of angels today? Compare that view with what the writer says about the duties and position of angels in 1:4-7, 14.
What does each of the following passages add to your understanding of the role of angels?

1 Kings 19:5-7
Psalm 34:7
Luke 1:13, 30
Acts 10:3-5
Acts 12:23
Revelation 5:11-12

As you follow the line of argument in 1:5-14, what does the writer intend to prove about Jesus Christ’s position in relation to angels?
–Nancy Guthrie

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