Friday, September 14, 2018

Daily Devotion: Ordinary People ~ Shadrach, Meshach, Abednigo

Henry Ward Beecher
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Bible Reading: Daniel 3:1-18

Key Verse: Verse 18 - “But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Key Words: be it known

Just like Daniel, not much is known about these three Hebrew young men, other than they were taken to be servants in the king’s palace. We also know that they showed extraordinary courage and took an extraordinary stand in their worship of God.

While we applaud these three Hebrew young men for their courage of worship, today many men worship other men. Let me explain using the following illustration.

A question to ask ourselves is, “Who Are You Worshiping?” During the tenure of the great orator Henry Ward Beecher, a visiting minister (Beecher’s brother) once substituted for the popular pastor. A large audience had already assembled to hear Beecher, and when the substitute pastor stepped into the pulpit, several disappointed listeners began to move toward the exits. That’s when the minister stood and said loudly, “All who have come here today to worship Henry Ward Beecher may now withdraw from the church. All who have come to worship God keep your seats!”

Today, let us be extraordinary and have the courage to truly worship the only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

What to do:
✞ Don’t be ordinary in your worship, but extraordinary.

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