But if not. August 31
Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand O king. 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. Daniel 3:16-18
We sometimes think the biblical characters had some kind of super faith or word from God in how things would be. Sometimes God did show a prophet or someone, just what would be. Then they shared the message but the people then had to believe what the Lord had promised. In our Story the three young Hebrew men did not have a direct word that they would be delivered in the fiery furnace. They did have a direct word to not bow before any image. So they stood by faith. They knew God was able and believed he would and after that they obeyed and left it up to God. And he came thru. Today we may not have a direct promise concerning a situation in our lives or someone we love but we do have obedience and faith and whatever comes we will keep loving and serving God. And that same combination of obedience and faith that saw those three young men thru will also see us through. Praise God!!!!