What to Expect – Week 48

finish line

We are so close to the finish line!! Can you feel it!?!

This week we get to delve into Daniel. You may be surprised to find some familiar childhood stories in there, but you may also be surprised at the new details you learn.

There’s one detail to pay particular attention to in today’s reading. As King Nebuchadnezzar gives Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego an ultimatum to bow to his statue or be thrown in a fiery furnace they say they will not bow and have confidence that God will save them. But then they follow up with something incredible. “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” (Daniel 3:18).

They were so committed to God and worshipping only him that they would not bow to Nebuchadnezzar’s statue even if it meant being burned to death in a pit. They knew compromising their faith was ultimately worse than death.

It seems these men’s faith had no limits. I’d like to be able to say the same of mine.

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