Are there non-negotiable parts of your life as it relates to your faith? Are there certain lines that you will not cross? There should be! Culture attempts to constantly erase the line and take more ground. If we give in once, we will be forced to give in again and again.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had been raised to believe that only one Being was worthy of worship and that was God. So, when the King decreed that everyone must bow and worship his statue, these 3 young men knew that they would not do it.
When they were dragged in front of the king to defend their actions, they let the king know that there was no circumstance under which they would ever bow down and worship a man. Under the threat of death, they remained true to their faith.
And, as a result, there was no punishment that could defeat them. Now this is real faith! They did not waver in their convictions or commitment to God and even though it should have cost their lives, God delivered them from the fiery furnace. Know for certain that God will do whatever is necessary to defend those who stand with Him! Trust this!
Tomorrow’s Reading: Daniel 4:1-37; 2 Peter 1:1-21; Psalm 119:97-112; Proverbs 28:17-18