“Are they not all ministering spirits set out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?”
The second half of the comparison occupies the last verse of chapter one. Angels are not God but are created beings. Superior to man but not even close to the Son. No one and nothing is close to the Son because there is only one God. Why angels, then? They were created to be God’s link with men. Their appointed task is to serve God by ministering to men on God’s behalf.
It appears that the author sees this task as being primarily directed to those who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. This evidently is in contrast to those who follow Satan and are ministered to by Satan’s fallen angels.
I think we should also note that salvation is spoken of as an inheritance. The promised salvation, which was brought by Jesus, was destined to those who became children of God. Jesus was the only begotten Son, but all those who inherit salvation are sons by adoption. As adopted sons of God, they become joint heirs with Jesus. All the blessings of the next life are theirs by right of inheritance. Once the end comes, and the kingdom is given back to God, all the sons of God will be moved into God’s house as a part of God’s family.
Task for Today: Do a quick check of your relationship to God. Are you His adopted child? Have you accepted the salvation that is yours by right of your new birth? Have you been born again of water and spirit? The scriptures are plain; you must believe in Jesus as God’s Son, repent of your sins and be buried in baptism to rise again as a new person. That new person is a child of God. Are you His child?