Daniel 3:16-17 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 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.
Sometimes, it’s good to take time to think on things before making a decision. Like when you’re getting ready to change jobs, move to another city, or propose marriage. These are all things where you might want to consider all the possible variables, gain counsel from some wise friends, and spend some time in prayer over before you decide your course of action. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 15:22 that; “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.” Yet not everything in life requires us to go through such long consideration.
In today’s Bible reading the people in Babylon were directed to bow before an image of the king, and worship it. If they would not, the decree was that they would be killed by fire. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were brought before the king for refusing to bow before the statue. The king said in essence, think about it, and the next time people are directed to bow and worship, join them. However, in Daniel 3:16 they answered and said; “we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.” In other words, we will not think about it. To them there was nothing to think about. They would only bow to the one true God. There are things we shouldn’t have to think about. Do we read our Bible today or not? Do we spend time in prayer or not? Do we attend worship together with the church weekly or not? These are all no brainers.
We don’t think before breathing, or about our heart pumping blood. In a healthy body, these things happen naturally. Reading God’s Word, spending time in prayer, and fellowship with God’s church should be natural in a healthy child of God as well.
Aren’t some things just unthinkable?
We have a God who listens, loves and leads us by His Word. What a Wonderful God. He proved that again this week in:
● What’s That I Hear
● What A War
● Wrong, Or Right
● Worshipping Together
● Who To Listen To
● Will Not Think About It
Also, He has called us to Himself, provided a way of salvation, and created a church to correct and comfort us as needed. He is a Wonderful God indeed
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|December 2, 2019||Daniel 5-6||1 John 1-2|
|December 3, 2019||Daniel 7-8||1 John 3|
|December 4, 2019||Daniel 9-10||1 John 4|
|December 5, 2019||Daniel 11-12||1 John 5|
|December 6, 2019||Hosea 1-4||2 John|
|December 7, 2019||Hosea 5-9||3 John|
|December 8, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director