Matthew 18:10-14

Review:  Do not despise anyone for God has assigned angels to oversee them.  The Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.  An analogy is made of the shepherd leaving his heard to find a single lost sheep is to illustrate God’s determination and happiness in finding those of His who are lost.

Analysis:  It’s interesting to think on the possibility of an angel being assigned to each one of us; some would say a guardian.  These “messengers” appear from time-to-time (Gen. 22:11-16, 31:11-13, Judges 6:12-16), sometimes in human form (Luke 1:26-33, Acts 12:7-8) up to the present hour is what i’ve heard.

The commentary on the rejoicing the LORD feels in the retrieval of one who is lost being brought back into the fold is work a peek.  Certainly implied are the ideals of the elect or chosen either as a group (Isa. 45:1-4, Eph. 1:1-6) or an individual (1 Peter 1:1-2).  One surmises that if God has chosen someone or a group of someones, that eventually he or she or they would come to Him eventually.