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The Rock and a Hot Place

  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, "Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If it happens, 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, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up." Daniel 3:16-18 WEB.

    While standing before the most powerful king on earth, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had to make a tough decision. King Nebuchadnezzar had built a golden idol ninety feet high. Then he commanded everyone in his kingdom to bow down and worship it when the signal was given.

    Obeying the king's order would mean to disobey God's command, to have no other gods except Him. Breaking the king's rule would land them in a white-hot furnace of fire. They were caught between The Rock and a hot place.

    The three Israelites refused and told the king that the God they served was able to deliver them, but even if He did not, they would not bow down to his god. When faced with great evil and certain destruction, they chose to trust God and stood strong in their faith. In the end, God did deliver them, and they were promoted in the kingdom.

    When darkness comes, it's not time to whine, but time to shine. When you have done all that you can, stand and believe that God will take care of the rest. And even if He does not, you will still do what is right. In the end, you will find that God always does what is best for you. So be calm, be patient, God is not dead, and this too will soon pass. Even if you have to go into the furnace, God will meet you there.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for everything that You have done for me. Please help me to stand firm when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one you called me to be. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen! One of my favorite stories in the Bible.

Jan 10
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for the measure of faith that you have given me, that 12 yr old boy who once believed so much he would be able to go with the youth group on a 95 mile canoe trip down the willamette river that you provided the 100 dollars to my single mother and I had the best time ever thank you so much Father it shaped my future and my son's future's we love you and worship you! In Jesus'name I pray amen.

Jan 10
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen, thank you Jesus! 

Jan 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father I Thank You for loving me and taking care of me.

Jan 10
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen

Jan 10
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  praise God 

Jan 10
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus.Greater is he that is in me! Amen 

Jan 10
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Have A Bless Day 

Jan 10
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

What a way to begin the week!  Amen!!

Jan 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for always being with me, Amen!

Jan 10
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Heavenly Father for all You have done in our lives, help us to stay firmly in our faith and follow Your will in every circumstance that comes to us, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Hallelujah, praise the Lord.

Thank you Pastor for this reminder about keeping our faith in every situation. God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Jan 10
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jan 10
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Jack (Dale) Crump
Jack (Dale) Crump

Amen

Jan 10
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen 

Jan 10
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Be my guide in everything I do help me be patient and thankful. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Jan 10
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask this, Amen.

Jan 11
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 11