Daniel 3:16‭-‬18 NCV: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, saying, “Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves to you. If you throw us into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from the furnace. He will save us from your power, O king. But even if God does not save us, we want you, O king, to know this: We will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

My beloved friend in Christ, have you been in a situation where you feel like giving up? Where you feel like the pressure of life is choking you? I want you to know that you are not alone. Reading from our text today, we see the three brothers were faced with a life and death situation with the king. Their laws and traditions in those times, which is clearly against the law of God. They were being compelled to worship other creatures instead of the creator (God) or be put to death.

Such scenarios may or may not exist in your case, however, certain situations happening around you will bring friends who will encourage you to keep the law of your God aside and seek help from other sources where you can get quick answers. Know today that the three brothers never bowed to the King’s demands and accepted to die rather than offend God. Guess what, they were actually thrown into the fire but God proved that He was already with them and the fire couldn’t burn them or hurt them.

God is always with us. No matter what comes out against us, He is always with us. For he has said, He will never leave or forsake us. So let us boldly say: God is with us. And trust in His saving help. And that even if we die, we won’t be given up on Him, even in death as Steven did.

Declare to yourself loud: I will never give up on you Lord Jesus for you are with me always. Hallelujah.

Lord Jesus, I believe you are with me always. And so I will surely overcome whatever challenge that comes out against me. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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