How Strong is your Faith?


How strong is your faith? 

Daniel 3:10-18

This story recounts the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego and the burning fiery furnace. This is a story about how strong their faith was.

They were asked to worship another god or face death by fire. The king was trying to intimidate them into worshiping his god with the burning fiery furnace.

One thing to keep in mind, in order to have a burning fiery furnace ready in the same hour, they had to have a burning fiery furnace ready before hand. They were expecting to use it.

As we read, there are five facts we can pull from this story

1. …we are not careful to answer thee… v.16

We need a faith can can not be intimidated or threatened by anybody or anything

2. …if it be so… v17

We need a faith that can stand up to reality

We may be led, by God, through a fire – but God will protect us if He does

3. …God whom we serve is able to deliver us… v17

We need a faith that will always be subject to the will of God

Is able is the key to this part of the passage

it means that God has the power to do it

The outcome in everyone’s life is subject to the divine will of God

4. …and will deliver us out of your hand… v17

We need to have a faith that knows God can deliver us from the hand of the enemy

There is a difference from the furnace and the hand of the enemy

God will is the key to this part of the passage

they knew that regardless of whether or not they were put in the furnace

they were going to be delivered out of the king’s hand

5. …but if not… v18

We need a faith that is strong enough to be true to God even if we are put through a trial

We need a faith that will serve God regardless of what happens

It takes really, really strong faith to be a but if not kind of believer

it is not an easy thing

it takes complete trust and security in God

What if He doesn’t come through the way you think He should?

How strong is your faith?  Are you a but if not kind of believer?

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