Monday, July 28, 2014

(88) 3 friends in the furnace

King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue of himself,
and sent messeges to all the officials in Babylon
to come bow down;
showing their dedication.
They were ordered to worship the statue
with the sound of musical instruments.
But Daniel's 3 friends -
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah
refused to do so.
"We only worship our God,
we will never serve your gods, my king."
Then the king flew into a rage,
and ordered them to be thrown
into the furnace
Nebuchadnezzar watched them being thrown into the furnace.
But suddenly, as he was watching,
he jumped up in amazement,
"Didn't we throw 3 men into the furnace?
But I am seeing 4 men, walking.
Looks like the 4th one is an angel.
and I don't think they're being burnt."
Then the king shouted to them,
"Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah!
come out! please."
So they stepped out.
Not a hair on them was scorched.
King Nebuchadnezzar praised God
and put out a decree
not to speak against Daniel and his 3 friends' God.
3 friends were promoted as well.

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