Jesus is Not an Angel

How angels respond to worship:

And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” (Revelation 22:8-9)

How Jesus responds to worship:

And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:32).

In other words, angels reject worship, saying only God is to be worshiped. But Jesus does not reject worship, but instead accepts it. This is truly incredible if you think about it.

The fact that Jesus accepts worship is one of the most striking evidences of his deity.

  • Albert Rommal

    It is wonderful to see that Jesus is God, worthy of all glory, honor and praise. And to think that we get the honor (1 Peter 2:7) to come into His presence to offer up sacrifices which are acceptable to Him is wonderful as well. Anyone can pray, sing, read verses, listen to a sermon. But only those qualified by virtue of the faith God gave them can do so in a manner acceptable to Him. Adding these things up on the Lord’s Day makes it quite special indeed.