I cannot believe I’m living in this day! The evil that is being normalized, the sexes trading places, wrong being legally made “right”.
I was reading earlier today the story of the three Hebrew young men in Daniel 3. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego … wonder what they would think if they lived today! They were facing death by burning if they didn’t bow. We are not even there yet and we are already bowing!
These three did not give in to peer pressure, political pressure or economical pressure and were not afraid of physical pain or death.
Why are we so afraid? I’ve had to ask myself that question. Am I speaking out? Or am I afraid of what my family/friends might say of me? Would it ruin my reputation?
We are being told that if we don’t acquiesce we will lose funding for schools, we will lose our church tax exemption, we will lose our pastor’s housing allowance, we will lose ….
Our children are being brainwashed to think they can “choose” who they will be … male or female! I can see it now when a pregnant woman goes in for her first sonogram, “Oh, congratulations! It’s a … whatever you want it to be!” NO! We wait to hear “it’s a boy” or “it’s a girl”. Our chromosomes tell us what we are!
Are we willing to go into the furnace? Are we willing to die to protect what is RIGHT?
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were willing. They had a faith in God that was bedrock. They would NOT bow! They would not bend their knee to do what was politically expedient. They were not going to publicly bow and say in their hearts, “God you know I’m only doing this to save my job, my position … but You know my heart!” NO! They were willing to burn!
They did not know that God was going to deliver them. They did not know that He would show up AFTER they were in the furnace! They did not know that they would be unharmed. Their faith in God was “whatever happens, I’m His!”
When facing King Nebuchadnezzar their answer was, “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
When man’s law contradicts God’s law … we HAVE to take a stand. We MUST speak up!
Are we teaching our children God’s ways? Are we speaking up in public school meetings? Are we teaching by words and actions that we are to live by God’s Word? Or are we saying things that contradict what we believe? Are we watching shows on TV and movies that numb our conscience to sin?
We MUST stand for truth! God’s truth!
There’s a little chorus with these words … “I will not bow, I will not bend, I will not burn”.