Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:…
In the resurrection we shall be as the angels. And that we might not flatter ourselves in a dream of a better state than the angels have, in this text we have an intimation what their state and condition is — "His angels He charged with folly."
I. OF WHOM WERE THESE WORDS SPOKEN? Angels. But it does not appear whether good or bad angels; those that fell or those that stood. Calvin thinks the good angels, considered in themselves, may be defective. The angels were Created in a possibility of everlasting blessedness, but not in actual possession of it. This admits of no doubt, because some of them actually did fall.
II. WHAT WORDS WERE SPOKEN?
1. What is positively said.
2. What is consequently inferred.
Parallel VersesKJV: Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly: