DANIEL 3:12 “There are certain Jews…”

In chapter three of Daniel, king Nebuchadnezzar is going to reveal this huge statue to represent him that he wants everyone to bow down and worship. So he calls everyone in to bow down down to this idol. He give the command, that when the music plays, everyone should bow down to his idol. He commanded the music to play and everyone began to bow except for three men that were captives from another land. These three teen boys were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. This was an amazing stand because the decree was signed that every one who did not bow down was to be thrown into the fiery furnace. The idol was not the only thing they did not bow down to though.

They did not bow down to pier pressure. Although every one in the audience bowed down to the idol, they stood strong for God. They did not bow down to compromise. They had been away from Judah and their home for a long time now. They could have forgot about God just maybe this one time, and tried to fit in with the crowd, but they stood with their beliefs anyway. They were not about to bow down to compromise. They did not bow down to death. The king did throw them into the fiery furnace. The fire was so hot it killed the men throwing them into the fire. When the king went to check on them, he saw four men in the fire. The fourth man was like the Son of God. God saved them through the fire.

“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.”

William Davis | Youth Pastor
Clays Mill Baptist Church
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