Daniel 3 recounts the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, three guys who risked being burned alive. Nebuchadnezzar gathers all the people together to worship this HUGE golden idol. When the music sounded, everyone bowed down except these three.
They took a huge risk. They knew the consequence was heavy…being burned alive, and yet they chose to stand up for what was right, for a God they loved. It’s not natural to choose the hard way, but I pray I will always have the strength and confidence to follow my convictions.
God did end up saving these three guys from the fiery furnace and used it to totally change Nebuchadnezzar’s heart. He made a radical stand for God, because of the choice of three ordinary individuals. You just never know how God might use our faith to speak to others…
Scripture reference: Daniel 3