Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! Hope you all are having a great day so far. It’s supposed to be a stormy day here in Texas—I’m just a little excited about that. I may or may not like storms a little too much:) Anyways. I was reading in Daniel again this morning, particularly the chapter where Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace for not worshiping the king’s golden idol. When the king told them what was about to happen to them [aka being roasted to death in the fiery furnace] this was their reply…
“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, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
When pressured to deny God, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego chose faithfulness—regardless of the outcome. Notice how the said God was able to save not that he definitely would save them from death by blazing furnace. They knew God was able to save them, yet they didn’t base their faithfulness on whether or not he would in fact save them. They trusted him to rescue them, but were determined to remain faithful even if he didn’t.
God doesn’t have to prove himself by rescuing us from our circumstance in order to merit our faithfulness. If this were the case, why would we need faith? Instead, we need to be faithful regardless of the outcome of our circumstances. After all, our eternal reward in Heaven is much greater than anything we could receive on Earth.
What about you? Are you going through a difficult situation in life? Remember, have faith regardless of what the outcome may be. God has a perfect plan for your life—even if you are having trouble seeing it clearly right now. Just have faith.
Well, I’m off to run some errands, etc. Hope you all have a great day! God Bless:)