Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
In those days an edict was issued by the Emperor Augustus that a census of the whole world should be taken.
"Beware of feeling scornful of one single little child, for I tell you that in heaven their angels have continual access to my Father in heaven.
And the angel said to the women, "You need not be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
But an angel of the Lord opened the jail doors in the night and let them out, and said to them,
One afternoon, about three o'clock, he had a vision, and distinctly saw an angel of God come into his room and say to him, "Cornelius!"
Are not the angels all spirits in service, whom he sends on his errands for the good of those who are destined to possess salvation?
Then in my vision I heard the voices of many angels surrounding the throne, the animals, and the elders, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands,
Therefore, I tell you, her sins, many as they are, are forgiven, for she has loved me so much. But the man with little to be forgiven loves me but little."
No, I tell you; unless you repent, you will all perish as they did!"
In just that way, it is the will of my Father in heaven that not a single one of these children be lost.
When they heard this, they made no further objection, but they gave honor to God, and said, "Then God has given even the heathen repentance and the hope of life!"
2 Corinthians 7:10
For the pain that God approves results in a repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets; but the world's pain results in death.
For perhaps this is why you and he were parted for a while, that you might have him back forever,