Resolute (Part 2).

Daniel 3

King Neb (a.k.a. veggie tales bunny) builds a HUGE gold statue

Daniel 3:4-6 // ” Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”

*This was Right after King Neb. had met God

Romans 1:24-25 // “Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised. Amen.”

– How often do we see God, only to go worship something else?

– GOD IS BIGGER THAN ANY STATUE WE CREATE

|| For fears of mortal death, they worshiped a statue, which cost them enternal life. In doing so they cost others enternal life too. Because everyone else was going to do it. WE VALUE OUR STATUES OVER THE HOLINESS OF GOD ||

You will do what you love…do you love Jesus?

Daniel 3: 8-19 || 15-16|| ” At this time some astrologers came forward and denounced the Jews. They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, ” May the king live forever! Your Majesty has issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold, and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace. But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon- Shadrach, Meshach,and Abednego- who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” 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, pipe 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 him,” King Nebuchadnezzar, we do no need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from You Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual.”

Daniel 3: 24-25 ” Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisors, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied,” Certainly, Your Majesty.” He said, ” Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed,and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”

– JESUS SAVED THEM!!!

|| If you put yourself on the line for Him, He will be there with you in the fire ||

You know God is the only God but have you surrendered to Him?
Jesus saves, let Him save you.

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