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“Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire. And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men.” (Daniel 3:26-27)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego do not bow down for king Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image.  So they are cast into the fiery furnace — the king even orders to heat it seven times hotter than it is usually heated before the men are cast in there. The soldiers who throw them in, are killed by the heat of the flames. But to the king’s astonishment, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are not burned to death at all! He sees them freely walking around in the fire, and there is a fourth person with them who looks “like a son of the gods”.

When the king summons the men to come out of the fire, it turns out that not even their hair or their clothes have been scorched. There is only one conclusion possible: God has miraculously delivered them. This is God’s response to the king’s prior challenge: “who is the god who will deliver you out of my hands?”. Well, now it is clear before everybody present that “the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego” is able to do exactly that. He has shown His supernatural power and his faithfulness towards His servants.

How great is our God! So don’t you agree?

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Grietje Commelin

Grietje studied theology and mastered in Bible Translation. Next to being a mother, she supports GlobalRize by writing bible reflections and other content for GlobalRize.

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