Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Daniel 3:16-18

16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."

I love this passage because Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego proclaim their strong trust in God. They are confident that God can save them. But they also accept whatever God's will is in the situation. Even if it means their death, they will continue to trust in God and serve Him only. God kept them strong in their faith. He will keep us strong in our faith too. Through His Word, and through His very body and blood, we are strengthened and can face anything, even death, for Him.

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