#68 They Would Not Bow
Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2015Print
About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series
Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?
The king was in a “furious rage.” That is the nature of the enemy when we refuse to worship the tyrant! Nebuchadnezzar summoned the three young Jewish men to the throne, astonished that they would not bow to the golden image.
If you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?
Daniel 3:15b ESV
The test and core of all life is worship. All of us worship. We worship! Question is: what, who is the object of our bowing worship? The method of darkness is to instill fear—to get worship! What you fear you worship. Who you fear – there is the altar of your worship.
For all Nebuchadnezzar’s real and imminent threats, for all his power and demand, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego stood before the king as immovable strangers without fear. Without panic or weakness! These three men feared only the One who was King over this little ignorant monarch. Their King ruled and He overruled.