"SHADRACH, MESHACH AND ABEDNEGO REPLIED TO THE KING, O NEBUCHADNEZZAR, WE DO NOT NEED TO DEFEND OURSELVES BEFORE YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF WE ARE THROWN INTO THE BLAZING FURNACE, THE GOD WE SERVE IS ABLE TO SAVE US FROM IT, AND HE WILL RESCUE US FROM YOUR HAND, O KING. BUT EVEN IF HE DOES NOT, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW O KING WE WILL NOT SERVE YOUR gods OR WORSHIP THE IMAGE OF GOLD YOU HAVE SET UP."( DANIEL 3 V 16-18.)
Wow, what a strong faith this is. The three Hebrew boys were faced with a life and death situation, a test of their faith, a call to compromise. Yet they stood firm in their faith. One of the weapons the devil uses to destroy Christians is the weapon of compromise. Know for sure your faith would be tested and tried, it is what you do during trails that would determine whether you would stand tall for God or fall down and bow to pressure. One of the reasons the devil afflicted Job was to push Job to compromise his faith by denying God. Thank God, Job did not bow down to pressure. Job stood strong in faith and God came strong for him. God blessed Job and restored to him seven fold of all what he had lost. Beloved, what is that challenge you are faced with, what is that thing that is making you to consider bowing down, hold it, think twice. Never you give in. Never you bow down. God is faithful, he would make a way for you. God would come through for you. God would never leave you nor forsake you. God was beside Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and he did not allow the fire to burn them. They came out alive. They only saw God when they were in the midst of the fire. So in the midst of your trials God would show up and rescue you. In this 8th month of August and all the rest of our lives let us stand firm in faith, and refuse to compromise, then the God that never fails would show up on our behalf. Amen.