Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.3 Then the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.4 Then the herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,5 that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up;6 and whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Praise God,many times we find ourselves in very difficult situations,and frankly we don’t like it,not at all. Following Jesus will take us into places of unseen and unheard of heartache,pain and fear. But we love and follow a living and all powerful Saviour that can not only keep us,but “Bring us safely through,Even the Fire”. When we said yes to Jesus,what did it really mean? Do we just follow until we’re tired? Sometimes the pain from suffering will make you think about giving up,but as I read the rest of this true story,I’m encouraged to hold on. For our Father has promised never to leave us,and we must remember that “suffering” is a part of our service.
Learn:To acquire knowledge through experience or instruction;acts of aquring knowledge.
Hebrews 5:8 So even though Jesus was God’s Son,he “learned” obedience through the things he suffered. And so do we.
In the midst of the “fire” God is there just as he was with Shadrach,Meshach and Abednego! Looking back at what God has done for others and for us,gives us the strength to hold on. Their end results were great and what a powerful testimony,we must remember while in the fire God is using our experiences to help us as well as others. God always sees the big picture,but we can only see the pain and heartache until we “learn” that in all things we should continue to praise God.
Father help us to learn from our many different trials and tribulations that you truly and deeply love us and you are never thinking about giving up on us.Help us to know that you care no matter what it looks or feels like to us and help us to never give up.Amen
For our present troubles are quiet small and won’t last very long.Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great gloy that will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:17
To God be The Glory
Love in Christ Pat