‘Just dead’ was not dead enough


from Steamboat Friday

from Steamboat Friday

article-2235108-161c22f1000005dc-310_634x483Nebuchadnezzar wanted them really dead. So he heated up the executioner’s furnace seven times the normal heat. Even the guards who threw in Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego died. Talk about… mmm, overkill.

8a858b05-f972-4913-81d6-6fcfc6323e6eEven so, those three Jews, guilty of not bowing to the king’s idol, didn’t flinch. With great impending disaster bearing down upon them, they stayed faithful. They would only pray and believe in God. They wouldn’t do lip service to appease the wrathful king.

Ben Rogers 2In the end, constancy won. King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, O king.” 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.” — Dan. 3:24-25 NIV.

from British Columbia ROCKS

from British Columbia ROCKS

After that, the three Jews walked free. Good ole Neb learned not to mess with the One True God. And a decree was issued giving testimony throughout his empire. It pays to remain steadfast, to remain unbowed before the world’s idols despite intense pressure.

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11 responses to “‘Just dead’ was not dead enough

  1. great piece of writing thank you and love the pics

  2. Love the message with the pictures. Makes a stronger impact!

  3. I thought I had to do a hard thing today but compared to what they did; I shouldn’t have given my actions a second thought or hesitated! I thank God for his strength though because what was hard for me was SO EASY for Him!

  4. So true! Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. encouraging to remember that even when we are dropped into the fire, Christ goes with us. He never leaves us.
    thanks for the post 🙂

  6. Pingback: NOR…THE SMELL OF FIRE « Strangers and Aliens

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