This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.…
Such ministry taught throughout the Bible. We know not the nature and constitution of worlds and beings unseen. We are taught (Daniel 12:1) that there are guardian angels, and that there are evil angels (Ephesians 11:2). Their name derived from the circumstance of their being sent on various errands. The Lord frequently appeared in the form of an angel. To-day the angels take deep interest in the welfare of God's people. Their form of ministry is changed, but not its reality (Luke 15.; Matthew 18:10; Hebrews 1:14). And why should we not believe that God aids and defends us by means of angels, as our text declares? But it is only they who fear the Lord that enjoy this guardianship. The holy angels can have no fellowship with unholy minds. Let us not question the truth of this ministry, but gratefully accept it.
(J. Slade, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.