What does this tell on about the nature of the faith? Is such faith possible in the modern world?
Daniel 3 outlines the trust of Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Daniel 1:7), usually called Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Take a serious look at this story. It's really amazing. These three high officials in the province of Babylon, just being recently promoted by Nebuchadnezzar through the actions of Daniel (Daniel 2) refused to bow down to an image of gold that the king set up in the plain of Dura. Even though a fiery furnace awaited them, they refused to bow down. The essence of their trust is that they did not fear the king, but rather had great respect for the Mighty One of Israel. Remember, perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).
Notice what they said in Daniel 3:17-18. "If 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. But 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 ...
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