called the " angels in heaven," and it is said " in heaventhey do always behold the face of God." Their pre-sence in the temple not made with hands adds muchto its glory and the grandeur of its worship. Jacobsaw a ladder reaching from earth to heaven, and theangels of God ascending and descending thereon.But when they ascended they went home. They areall the angels of God, and are often so called. Theyare the angels of heaven.V. Though angels are old, they do not look old, norare they infirm. They are not young in years, nor inwisdom ; but they are young in freshness and vigour.When the pious women went to anoint the body of their Lord, they entered the sepulchre, and " saw ayoung man sitting on the right side, clothed in a longwhite garment, and they were affrighted," Mark xvi.5. This was an angel, and he was more than fourthousand years old, yet he looked like a young man.In no sense are the angels of God subject to decay.The Scriptures teach us that they never die. If theywere subject to decay, it might go so far as to producedeath.VI. Angels know a great deal. They had fineTHE GOOD AGELS. . 19minds, as they came from the hand of God. Theyhave always loved knowledge. They have travelled agreat deal. They have thought much and studiedmuch. Probably they have seen other worlds besidesours come into existence. They sang together andshouted for joy when this world was made. Theyhave watched the course of things in all its history.They saw how men lived and acted before the floodand ever since. They do not know all things, butthey know vastly more than we suppose.