A Story Of Faith
In the book of Daniel there is a story shared about three young Hebrew men that defy king Nebuchadnezzar. The king had built and set up a large golden image, and then commanded that everyone fall down and worship the image when the people heard the sound of music. Anyone that refused was threatened with being tossed in to a furnace with blazing fire.
There were three young men that defied the order and brought before the king. Their names were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Upon being brought before king Nebuchadnezzar, the young men were given one last opportunity to bow and worship the golden image or be burned alive. Below is their response:
16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
– Daniel 3:16-18 (NASB)