God is With Us in the Fire
Topic: Trust Passage: Daniel 3:1–3:30
Since the beginning of time God has desired to be with us. From Genesis to Revelation we see that truth revealed. This advent we have been opening up different gifts each week found in scripture from the Old Testament that reveals God as Emmanuel, God with us. Today we direct our attention again to the nation of Israel. The Israelites are taken captive to Babylon under the reign of an evil king. In the foreign land they learn an awesome lesson that God is with them not only in Babylon, but in a burning hot furnace as well. It is obvious that we do not live in the Promised Land, but what instead increasingly appears to be more and more like Babylon. We are “aliens and strangers” just as the Israelites were and we are to live remembering that God is with us as we worship Him and stand for the truth of God.