Friday, November 11, 2016

Daniel 3:16-18

Daniel 3:16-18
English Standard Version (ESV)

 I love this section of the story.  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are about to be thrown into a fiery furnace, and they truly believe God will save them.  However, they are prepared to not think any less of God if he doesn't!  They have such a strong belief in the sovereignty and majesty of God that if he doesn't intervene in their circumstances, it doesn't detract from his glory.  God is still great, and idols are still pathetic before his power.
  So when you go forth today, may you do so with such confidence in God's greatness that nothing can shake it.  When you go out into a life filled with busy-ness and noise and threats and violence and pollution, may you do so filled with the joy that comes from knowing that we not only worship the greatest power in the universe but also he knows you and loves you by name!!  There is so much that happens in the world, and just because we cannot see or understand exactly how God is at work doesn't mean that God isn't at work -- his power is not diminished when he doesn't intervene like we may want him to do.  God's glory is amazing, and may we trust fully in that!

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