As we continue our series on the Fruit of the Spirit, we look today at Faithfulness as seen through the story of Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego. Their firm belief in God’s faithfulness aided them as they stood up against mighty King Nebuchadnezzar, were thrown into the fiery furnace, and came out unscathed. We, too, face many fires in our lives, whether they are the fires of violence, divorce, job loss, illness or many other things. But we can be assured, based on the witness of this story found in Daniel 3, that God will either deliver us from the fire, bring us through the fire, or deliver us safely home into his loving arms because of the fire. We can have a firm belief that, “even if” God doesn’t answer our request for deliverance, God WILL stand faithful to us.
Based on Daniel 3: 1-2, 4-6, 8-29.