Daniel 3:16-18 & 26 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, "Oh Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn't, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up." 26. So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stepped our of the fire.
Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego loved God so much that even if He didn't save them it was okay, they would serve Him no matter what! Then God did save them. Today I was really struck by these words. I had prayed to be healed for several years before God healed me... but just a few weeks before I was healed we had had a discussion at church. I said that night and meant it with all my heart, "Even if God never heals me that is okay. I know that He can but if He chooses not to I am going to be fine because I know that He loves me. He has brought me through so much already." I believe that me getting to that point was key in my healing. When we truly love God with all our heart, His blessings fall down on us! We must love God even if He never chooses to do anything here on earth for us. We must get to the point that we trust God to take care of us in Heaven no matter what we see before us on earth. What I choose to do for God needs to be out of my love for Him, not out of what I think He will do for me in return. What He chooses to do for me is just extra... His love for me and my love for Him is what is important. Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego knew God could save them and loved God even if He chose not to.