“Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!” Daniel 3:28
One of the most fascinating miracles in the Old Testament is the story of the three Hebrew boys in the book of Daniel. They were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego by name. Most of you recognize the names as the fellows who were thrown into the fiery furnace of the king after refusing to bow to his idol. The climax of the account is found when despite the blaze the men suffer no harm, and they are saved by the son of God from the fire, not even smelling like smoke when they got out.
When King Nebuchadnezzar told them they better bow down to his idol or they’re going in the furnace, they replied that they’re not worried because their God will save them. But it’s the flip side of their reply that got me. They continued, “but even if He doesn’t…” They knew God could do it. They had faith He could.
But the real faith came in the statement that even if He didn’t, they still believed their God was the one and only true God. They wouldn’t bow down to anything else. At the end of the day, they were not only rescued, they didn’t smell like what they’ve been through. May this be the testimony of your trust in the God that rescues His own.
I Declare: Dear Lord, today I declare that even if You don’t…I trust You. I believe in You. I love You.
Ignite Thought: Pain may be uncomfortable for a while, but the gain of the process will outlast the pain.