“…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.” (Daniel 3:17,18)
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had a choice. They could obey the king and a law that went against their beliefs, or they could boldly stand upon their faith in God. They chose to stand firm “even if” they were to pay the ultimate price for their faith. The king was furious and ordered them thrown into the fiery furnace. Even then they did not recant or withdraw their “even if” faith. An “even if” kind of faith is dangerous, for it calls those with faith to stand firmly and to believe with every fiber of their being in a mighty God who will rescue, but “even if” He does not rescue, the believer must remain steadfast in faith.
How is our faith? Do we possess an “even if” type of faith in our Christian walk? Can we confidently profess this kind of faith regardless of the situations and circumstances in our lives? Remarkably, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were delivered from the fiery furnace, but they did not know God would deliver them as they stepped into that fire. What fires are we willing to step into for our faith? Do we possess this “even if” kind of faith? Be bold and claim an “even if” kind of faith today!
Something more to ponder today as we walk and live by faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!