Digging in Deeper: Daniel 3:16-18

“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter.  If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.  But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.'”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

“But if not.”  These are three of the most powerful words in all of the Old Testament.  They carry the power of unshakeable faithfulness.  They herald the potency of eternal life.  These three men had perfect confidence in their Lord to save them from the destruction that sat before them in some kind of miraculous way.  But if not; but if He didn’t; but if He decided that their deaths in this moment would ring a louder note for the kingdom than their lives, they were still going to stick with Him. Read the rest…