But even if He does not.

on August 20, 2007 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 10 comments by

Daniel 3:13-18

Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?”

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.

I can’t really add much to that without being way too vulnerable, even for me. (Which is saying a lot.)

Even if He does not. Yet I will serve Him. Yet I will love Him. Yet I will be His. For He is HOLY HOLY HOLY.

10 comments

  1. Boggsy
    posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 3:36 AM  |  reply

    I just love this story! Hence the name of the most amazing band in the history of the world…maybe even the universe! Putting your entire trust in the Lord may be easy to say, but I tell you, it is a very hard thing to actually do. Taking our eyes off of ourselves and on our circumstances and pointing them upward is something I need (maybe everyone needs) to learn and find security in…because He is so good!

  2. Aaron
    posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 7:05 PM  |  reply

    did someone buy the shane and shane dvd?
    are you going to the concert this sunday?

  3. seantk
    posted on Aug 20, 2007 at 10:02 PM  |  reply

    Boggsy –

    What band are you talking about?? I’m stumped.

  4. ManUtd17
    posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 2:23 AM  |  reply

    Earth Wind & Fire?

  5. seantk
    posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 12:39 PM  |  reply

    Slayer?

  6. brad
    posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 5:48 PM  |  reply

    The Proclaimers?

  7. Annie
    posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 7:25 PM  |  reply

    You guys. I think he means NSYNC.

    And may I just add that I’m laughing outloud at my word verification because it has a dirty word in the middle of it.

    Yes, I’m still 13 on the inside.

  8. Anonymous
    posted on Aug 22, 2007 at 1:12 AM  |  reply

    Boggsy likes NYSNC?

  9. marie-claire
    posted on Aug 23, 2007 at 6:05 AM  |  reply

    the Proclaimers is genius. thank you, Brad.

    I have to know what he’s talking about. I have the tshirt.

  10. brad
    posted on Aug 25, 2007 at 5:54 PM  |  reply

    Night Ranger?

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