These men had faith totally resigned to the will of God. Three men unwilling to bow down to a another man...three men unwilling to obey a man over God. Three men willing to die if that was what God willed. Faith. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abegnego didn't have perfect faith, but...they had faith enough to walk through the fiery furnace. I love this story. I appreciate how these men stood up to the tyrant king and did not deny God. I hope I would do the same. I was told the other day that I don't love God perfectly. I imagine I don't do anything perfectly, but I do try to love God with all of my mind, my heart and my soul...and I try to love my neighbor as myself. I am not perfect so perfection will never come in this life but I must try and strive towards perfection.
Daniel 3:13-18; Then Nebuchadnezzar in furious rage commanded that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought. So they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar answered and said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
Men and women of faith God is still in control...no matter what happens in this world. Stand firm in your faith. God bless you all.