Serving God Whatever We Face – Daniel 3: 1, 8-28
Daniel 3:1, 8-28 teaches us what it looks like to serve God unwaveringly, regardless of the challenges we face in life. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego’s steadfastness and trust in God’s power and their devotion to him because of who he is not just what he can do for us is summed up in their statement that “God is able to deliver us, he will deliver us but even if he doesn’t… we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up”. It teaches us that serving God faithfully may involve trials and doesn’t always mean life is easy but he is nonetheless worthy of our praise and devotion. Not only that this episode reminds us that when it is hard to go on serving God he is with us in the midst of adversity, and we can be confident that one day he will deliver us from all pain and suffering.