Nebuchadnezzar responded and said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image that I have set up? Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery and bagpipe and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, very well. But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands? ”Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. 1If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
Our God is able. God is able to deliver us from every trial and He can perform miracles. God is able to do more than we can ask, think, or comprehend.
He rescued the three Hebrews who refused to bow to the Kings’ idol. The fire could not touch them. Even their clothes were spared the stench of the smoke. The God of the Bible is able.
But, even if God does not send deliverance in this life, we still worship Him. We continue to obey Him no matter what. If the miracle arrives wonderful. If it does not, blessed be the name of the Lord.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego give us the formula for following God in Daniel 3. Follow Him in any and every situation. It may cost us in the short term. Following Christ will always be rewarded in the long term.
Are you willing to trust God and His plan in every event and complex of life? He is worthy of such trust and faith. Child of God, trust Him, obey Him, and leave all the consequences to God. He can handle it!