Daniel 3: 13-18 (KJV)

13Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. 14Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we arenot careful to answer thee in this matter. 17If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18But 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.


In this world of  blackened idols

presented as golden ones, may we as

our Triune God’s redeemed Sons and

daughters of the King of Kings and

Lord of Lords let it be known to all,

that we as blood bought royal heirs

will not nor will we ever bow down

to worship any golden image which a

King, a pauper, or a culture has set up.

May we have the same courage as

Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego

to be willing to stand, to proclaim,

to resist, to reject anything that does not bring

glory to our God’s most Holy precious name.

For as royal children of the eternal, Heavenly

city,  we are to live counter culturally for

the glory of the three in one, our precious

Triune God who sent His only begotten Son

to the Cross to rescue us from all our sins.

The message of the Cross of Christ is to let us

know, we are not our own. We are  bought with a

great price by the precious lamb of sacrifice,

Jesus Christ our Lord. We are not our own!