Key Verse: Verse 15 – “Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?"
Key Words: who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
You have to love their answer to the king’s question in verse 17, “..our God whom we serve.” Now we know Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were cast in the fiery furnace and we know their God delivered them.
Tony Evans writes:
When my wife is baking something in the oven, she will do what I am sure many of you ladies do: slide it out and stick it with a fork to see whether it’s done or not. You do this because you want to know if the dish is ready to be eaten. You will put that cake or that pie into the oven, a fiery ordeal, and then let it sit for a while before even bothering to check it. The idea is to let the item be in the fire a sufficient amount of time to be made ready.
God may have you in the fire, but He is getting you ready for the Master. He wants to make sure that you are “well done” for the Master. He wants to make sure that when the Master sits down, there is a well-prepared life for Him. Sometimes that means that even when you think you are ready, He puts you back in. Although you may look done on the outside, God knows that you may not be done all the way through and He wants to make sure you are ready. God is both the cook and the Master. He makes sure that you are “done” and ready to present for His glory.
That’s who our God is!
What to do:
✞ Look to God for your deliverance.
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