Daniel 3:18 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.
The story of the three Hebrew children as we know often over looks this great truth. These three men were ready to die for their faith. They said, our God is able to deliver us but just so you know we will not bow down even if He doesn’t.
I wonder how much our hearts look to how God is going to get us out of the fiery furnace. Do we love and serve Him because we know that it is beneficial?
If it were not beneficial would we serve Him? If it meant losing everything that we have would we still want to serve Him?
Their faith was that we love God. We believe God. We know He can deliver us. We believe that He will deliver us but if He doesn’t that will not change the fact that we are not going to bow down. We will honor Him if He delivers us or if He doesn’t.
I challenge each of us today to make a decision to take up our cross and follow Jesus no matter what happens.
He is worthy. He can deliver or not but we will serve Him. That is a true love for God.