Daniel 3 actually doesn’t involve Daniel at all! He is absent from the chapter. But his three friends are put in an awkward spot to resist public pressure—and even threats—to be true to their God. We often pray for safety, but there are times when our decision to be God serving people may actually put us in danger.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego make a statement that has resonated through the centuries with God’s people. It is as simple and clear and powerful today as it was when it was first uttered in Babylon. To whom do you offer ultimate allegiance? Remember: if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything—or anyone!