In a culture that thrives on keeping up with the Joneses, this story could not be more relevant.
King Nebuchadnezzar has constructed a massive gold statue and has ordered everyone to worship it. 3 Jewish Babylonian men–Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego–refuse to do so because they only worship God. As a result, the king has the men thrown into a fiery furnace, but because of their willingness to stay loyal to God, He has spared them and the fire doesn’t burn them. Seeing this miracle, King Nebuchadnezzar praises God.
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