Hi, God’s word for me today is in Daniel 3:28 which says,
“Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.”
Nebuchadnezzar had made a golden statue and he told the people that whenever they heard any music being played they would have to bow down to it, but Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Daniel’s three friends) trusted in God and they would not bow down to the statue that Nebuchadnezzar had made. But Nebuchadnezzar had made a penalty for doing that, it was to throw anyone who didn’t bow down to the statue into a furnace, so Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were taking up to the king and the king was so angry with them that he heated the furnace up seven times hotter and threw them into it. The furnace was so hot that the soldiers who threw them in died because of the heat. But Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were joined by a fourth person, the son of God and the Lord helped them not to die in the furnace so when they came out Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged that their God was the one true God.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego trusted in the Lord (like the verse says) and they risked their lives to worship the one true God and because they trusted in Him the Lord helped them to walk in and not be harmed. Nebuchadnezzar said “praise God” because the Lord had rescued Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, in fact Nebuchadnezzar even says that the Lord sent His angel to protect the three men.
Believers have a God that they can trust in, a God that sent His one and only son to die on the cross for our sins because He loved (and loves) us. Unbelievers think that they can trust in their sins but instead their sins make them feel even worse. If you are an unbeliever than you are dead in your sins, why don’t you accept Christ as your savior and as the rock that you can lean on? Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for giving your son to die for my sins, please come into my heart and make me clean and please help me to accept you as my savior in Jesus Name Amen.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego trusted in God and they were willing to give up their life for Him, as Christians we should trust God and we should be willing to give up our life for Him. Jesus gave up His life with our sins and God’s wrath on Him at our place on the cross, now we should love Him (because He first loved us) and we should be willing to give up our life for Him. Even if it isn’t our life that we give up we should still live like Him (no one is perfect but Jesus is in us and He is making us more like Him) and we should spread the Gospel to others and we should trust in Jesus.
Praise God for all that He has done for us. Jesus, You are so good to us to let us trust in You and to die for our sins, thank You so much. Jesus died for our sins and He is helping us in everything we do, we should praise and worship Him for that, thank You so much for everything that You have done for us.
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.