Daniel 3: 17-18
No matter what comes… That was the attitude and conviction of Shadrach, Mechach, and Abednego. They refused to compromise. They had only one God, and would not bow down to the golden image, no matter the cost. Because of their faithfulness, and their courage, the true God delivered them, and many turned to the God.
Let me tell you friend, the golden image has changed forms today, but our God has not. He is still able to deliver. It is now, comfort and convenience above all else that is our golden image.. it is now, recreation instead of worship. It is now, self before others. It is now, (you fill in the blank – anything that keeps you from God).But even though so many turn away from Him, God is still able, and He is still faithful!
Father, forgive us. We have taken many forms of the golden image and bowed down to them, all instead of you… We have refused to stand for you, no matter the cost. Forgive us. We need your Spirit to rise up within us. Help me and my friends to be bold and courageous today. Thank you that Jesus had the courage and power to stand, to place Himself on that cross, in my place, to take my sins away…
Verse 17 “If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”