How does our guardian angel react when we commit a sin? 

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The Bible tells us that God turns His face when we sin. “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). Sin erects a barrier between man and God. If heaven seems distant from earth, it is because sin has hung a veil of separation between man and God.

When Jesus carried the sins of the inhabitants of this world, God turned His face away so that Jesus cried out saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God why have you forsaken me?” (Mathew 27:46). At the cross, Jesus felt complete separated from His Father which pierced His holy heart with great pain.

So, following the same principle, we can conclude that our guardian angels also turn their faces away when we sin. This is because angels have emotions (good angels-Luke 2:13 and evil angels-James 2:19; Revelation 12:17). Holy guardian angels can be grieved and experience pain when we choose to do evil instead of good.

Humans should abstain from breaking God’s will “for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men” (1 Corinthians 4:9). Our world is a stage on which the conflict between sin and righteousness, truth and error, is being carried out before an intensely interested audience consisting of the inhabitants of heaven (Hebrews 10:32, 33).

If we realize that the eyes of the universe are focused upon us, there would be a revival of faith which characterized the lives of the apostles. Therefore, it is the duty of every believer to follow the paths of righteousness in order to obtain the finial crown. “Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus…” (Hebrews 12:1,2).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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