“If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image, which thou hast set up.” Daniel 3: 17-18 (KJV)
Do you remember these three men of God; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego? They were with Daniel but their works is not the same as Daniel’s because he (Daniel) worked at the gate of King Nebuchadnezzar while the three are assigned to work in the province.
The king instructed everybody in his kingdom to bow to the golden image of himself he made, but these three men; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused.
They know God, they understood the law of the Lord and that they must not worship other gods. It is this faith they carried with them. In fact, King Nebuchadnezzar was not expecting these men to betray him.
After all, he gave the job, he paid their salary and they work for him closely. Imagine them now, refusing to disobey his instruction.
In spite of how deeper the king threatened these men, none of them changed their minds. They insisted on serving God, on obeying the Lord rather than their mere mortal.
They saw the burning fire but they did not denounce their faith in God. Read the above verse and you will see faith in their speech.
And God works in their favour! The men that dragged the three men into the fire died from the fierce scourge of the heat but Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did not die!
In verse 24 and 25, it read; “Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
What a mighty intervention! The three men’s faith in God delivered them from death.
When you don’t waiver from your faith in God, in spite, of all odds, of your situations or problems, God will raise you up.
God honours those whose faith in Him stays strong and not doubt. Also, to live on with God is a definite assurance for your life. No matter how far you suffer, no matter the pains, the agony, the tears you shed, the headache you have, when you focus on God without any doubt, He will help you.
Please, learn now to rely on God. Learn to accept His sovereignty over your life just the same way Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did. You can see that there is no hardship to their profound faith in God.
It is their faith that moved King Nebuchadnezzar to accept God supremacy in his life. Without these men’s confession, the king would have no idea there is a living God greater than him.
Let the entire world come to acknowledge God through your faith in Him. I repeat, stand strong for God, be His ambassador on earth. Worship and serve only Him, and your life will be a divine testimony.
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