Joan – I wonder if you might know the significance of these verses. I’m having a hard time understanding why “the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God” and not directly to God Himself. All my searching has been in vain so far. It seems as if commentators just skip over this. Who exactly are these particular angels of God? Do you know?

Dave – I think if we combine your Scripture in Luke with Matthew 10:30-33, the answer to your question presents itself. Both Scriptures are similar. The context in both is Jesus encouraging people, and that for those who have believed and have told others they belong to Jesus, Jesus will honor that person before both God and the angels. We do not know how many angels there are in heaven that stayed loyal to God, but I suggest that there are billions. Revelation 5:11 and Daniel 7:10 state there are thousands of thousands of angels. So, the whole point of these two Scriptures is to let us know what a big deal this is going to be. This should lessen or eliminate our fear of what others think of us as Christians when we realize that confessing Jesus before them leads to such an honoring moment in heaven.