Daniel 3:10-29 (16-18)
The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, three men willing to die for their True King.
For what reason did the three men not simply bow to the statue and disclose to God that they did not mean it that way? They had decided never to revere another god, and they boldly stood firm. Accordingly, they were sentenced and driven away to be executed. They did not know whether they would be conveyed from the fire; all they knew was that they would not bow to any idol.
Is it accurate to say that all of us (Christians) are prepared to stand firm for God regardless of the outcome? At the point when we stand and represent God, we will stick out. It might be excruciating, and it may not generally have a glad closure. We should be set up to say, “In the event that God delivers me, or He doesn't, I will only serve God.”
The three men had only one other possibility to bow. However, to bow to an idol or statue would violate God's order:
It would likewise eradicate their declaration for God. Never again might they be able to discuss the strength of their God over every other god. What reasons do we use for not representing God? Luke 12:3-9
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego were constrained to deny God, yet they decided to be faithful regardless of what befell them. They confided in God to deliver them, yet they were resolved to be faithful paying little heed to the outcomes. If God constantly saved believers, then Christians would not require faith. Their religion would be an incredible protection strategy, like insurance, and there would be lines of egotistical individuals prepared to join. We should be dedicated to God whether He intercedes for our benefit or not. Our endless prize merits any enduring we may need to bear first.
Nebuchadnezzar had made a statue to be worshiped. The three Hebrews defied the worldly king, and they agreed together. They did not doubt, they did not bow, and they did not burn. When God showed up, He showed out.
So, how does this apply today?