Re:Verse passage – Daniel 3:1-30 (day four)
Wonder where King Nebuchadnezzar got the idea of a large statue? It appears that the king missed several of the key points of Daniel’s interpretation of his dream. The first key point was that, in his dream, the statue represented several kingdoms over a long period of time. Nebuchadnezzar also failed to accept that he was represented only by the head. In his version, he is the entire statue…all made of gold. The other key point he failed to get was that God was the sovereign power over all the kingdoms…his included! Nebuchadnezzar heard what he wanted to hear…anyone who disagreed would be thrown into the furnace.
Our three Hebrew friends, on the other hand, had a clear understanding of what God had said. They were demonstrating obedience to His command to have no other gods before Him. This teaching was basic to their upbringing. In the face of trial, they demonstrated great faith (Hebrews 11:34) and stayed true to their God. How will you be remembered…as one who walked their own path or one who followed the path of faith? The outcomes of each are very different.