God is Able!

(Daniel 3:17)

“If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us from your hand O King.”

This is one of my favorite stories in the Bible of deliverance, and how the three Hebrew boys’ faith in their God stood strong. They could have used any excuse to the king to keep from burning in the fire, but they had drawn a spiritual line in their lives and they weren’t going to cross it. They could have said (everybody else is doing it, We are going to go with the flow and not rock the boat, Let’s be politically correct, Or let’s stay popular with the king in the community!)

But look how their faith took the lead in their lives in their one and true God. (vs18-But if not) Let it be known that we did not serve your gods (That’s a lot more faith than we have in God sometimes and we’re not even being thrown in a fire.) The Nebuchadnezzar’s of this world will come at you every day, Just look around what’s happening now at your job, at our school, even in our churches.

The world and its worldly ideas are always going to try to mold believers and get them to Bow down to a false god. But when you stand on the word of God, God will bring deliverance, And deliverance is impressive to a dying world, Three times in these verses the word BOUND and fire appear, While our faith is being tested in the fire. We are being watched by the world, other believers community, people everywhere.

But here is the good news for a child of God, God will always be in the fire and test with us, loosening what has us bound down and frees us to be the testimony we could not have ever been by ourselves.

The Bible says that one day every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! Remember when we go through trials and tribulations we do not get the Glory but God does! God’s power is still the same as it was in this old testament story, God’s power can be just as real in your life if you will just let God be God!