Another in the Fire
There are situations or “seasons” of our lives when we feel the "heat" of hardship, pain and difficulty. The Bible tells a story of the three young men who had been taken captive and enslaved in a foreign land by a self absorbed King. BUT even when threatened with Death by Fire they didn't bow down and worship a Golden Idol. They believed in The One true living GOD and knew the enternal consequences of such an act would have rendered them a far greater fate. So They replied " . . . Oh King, our GOD is well able to deliver us from this fiery furance, But EVEN IF He does not, we will not bow down to your idol." (paraphrased, Daniel 3:17-18)
That day their Faith did not spare them from being thrown into the Furance, BUT they were indeed saved! The evil King witnessed not only three men walking around inside the furance, but it is recorded “when he looked he saw, a fourth man in the fire. “
By miraclous, Divine intervention the men not only survived, but were not harmed in any way by the blaze, nor did they smell of smoke.
Modern day we must decide if we will bow down to the idols of our day or stand steadfast in our Faith believing our God will deliver on HIs Promises.
While things "heat up" in our world we must remember, Jesus, is The Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He is roaring with power and might and is standing next to us. Be encouraged. . . . THERE IS ANOTHER IN THE FIRE!
Tammy Brown 2021, Soli Deo Gloria
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you"
Deuteronomy 3:16 NIV