Daniel 2:24-3:30 / 1 Peter 4:7-5:14 / Psalms 119:81-96 / Proverbs 28:15-16
Standout verse:Daniel 3:8-18 – The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego’s refusal to bow the knee to the king’s golden idol.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego knew that their God had absolute power and was able to save them if He chose to. They simply made the choice to stand on the truth – no compromise! The three were COMPLETELY STEADFAST in their resolve not to bend the knee to anything that would dishonor their God.
Though they didn’t know what the outcome of their trial would be, they stood unshakable on God’s truth, ability and power to save them – what an incredible example of faith! They knew what was right and not even death in a fiery furnace would get them to relent their solid, unmovable values.
As we go through challenges and trials in our lives, know that in order to withstand the fire, we must be fully confident, fully sold out and fully faithful in God’s all-powerful sovereignty. Let this great story build your faith!