“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”
King James Version (KJV)
1:14 Are they not all - Though of various orders. Ministering spirits, sent forth - Ministering before God, sent forth to men. To attend on them - In numerous offices of protection, care, and kindness. Who - Having patiently continued in welldoing, shall inherit everlasting salvation.
Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits? The real office of the angels is indicated. It is to give service in working out the plans of God for the salvation of the elect. The passage does not teach that each heir of salvation has a guardian angel, but that the angels do service in working out the Divine plans in behalf of the saved. Sent forth to minister for them who shall inherit salvation? The work of angels can be learned in the Scriptures from the missions in which they are engaged. It is to aid in carrying out the plans of God for the government and salvation of our race. Under the rule of Christ they are his ministers to aid in the work of redeeming man. For examples of their work, see Ge 19:1-26 2Ki 19:35 Mt 18:10 Ac 5:19 10:1-8 12:23 Jude 1:6. Christ is Lord; they are servants.