10/11 Daniel 3:28

28 Nebuchadnezzar answered and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him, and set aside the king's command, and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God.

When Daniel's friends refused to worship the image of the king, the king threw them into a blazing furnace. The king saw a fourth person who protected them from the fire. Nebuchadnezzar referred to him as an angel. The God who Nebuchadnezzar referred to previously as the God of gods, had delivered them.

The description the king gives of these three faithful servants is our focus today. They trusted their God. They would obey God rather than to obey the king even if it meant their life. They said, "Our God is able to deliver us, but if not, we will still not worship the image." They put their fate into the hand of God, and regardless of how God chose to deal with the situation, they would trust Him. They set aside the king's command because it ordered them to disobey the supreme authority.

Finally, they yielded up their bodies rather than to worship any other god. Around the world today, there are children of God doing this very thing. They are faced with a choice of putting their life in the hand of God or denying God. From schools to shopping malls to battle fields, people are asked if they will deny Jesus or die. Some are delivered and others receive the ultimate deliverance of graduation into the heavenly realm. Remember them and their families in your prayer time. Prepare your heart for such a moment. Place your complete trust in the God of gods.

Remember: Pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ who are yielding up their bodies rather than to serve or worship any god other than the one true God.