Thursday, July 21, 2011

In the Flames With You

The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego continues. The threat of death didn't make them stop worshiping God. Yet Nebuchadnezzar didn't just threaten these men, he actually had them thrown in! The Bible says they weren't even touched by the fire despite it being so hot that the guards that put them in there were killed (wouldn't want that job :-). Even more extraordinary is that Nebuchadnezzar saw another person in the flames with them:

He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”

There is evidence to suggest because of other references in the Bible that this was Jesus in the flames! This is a reminder that no matter how hot the fire of your life, God is there with you. This event caused Nebuchadnezzar, the most pagan of all kings, to praise the king of kings, the one and only most Holy of God. This, folks, is why we are all here on this earth, am I right??? That's what I'm talkin' about!

I know that God has been here right beside me through this all and he will continue to be faithful. My job is to tell everyone I meet of his faithfulness and love so they can see the goodness of God and know that he will be there with them too.

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

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