Revelation 22:8-9 (HCSB)

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had shown them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow slave with you, your brothers the prophets, and those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

     The angels understand to whom worship belongs and it is not to them.  Here in response to John’s spontaneous dropping to his knees to worship an angel—no doubt affected by the sight of one—the angel commands him not to do that.
     It is particularly revealing that the angel explains to John that he is a fellow slave (with John).  In terms of position we are fellow worshippers of God along with the angels.  In that sense there is no difference between us.
     The angel simply commands: Worship God.   And this, then is our duty.  Not to worship any heavenly being, but with the angels, with the prophets, with anyone who obeys the words of God (the Scriptures), worship God.

     Whom do you worship, dear reader?
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