“We are NOT going to serve you gods or worship the golden image you have set up.” (Daniel 3:18) I will seem intolerant to some. It will actually be the road home. Truly repentant people have a spiritual stubborness that they have learned from God. Those who have been through AA (successfully) are no longer tolerant toward alcohol. They allow no margins. They are intolerant and unbending so far as their own involvement is concerned. Shadrach and Meshach and Abednego are no longer tolerant toward sin. “Make NO provision for the flesh” (Romans 13:14) NONE! They have SEEN the results of disobedience–the destruction of Jerusalem. They have become spiritually stubborn–at least about the things that are clearly taught by God’s word. Will this appear intolerant to some? Yes. Is it a sign of true spiritual life? Yes. Dear God, make us as unreasonable as your Son. In Jesus’ name. Amen.