“GOD IS ABLE” PART 2

Read Daniel 3:8-18

During the Civil War a man living in a borderline state was divided in his allegiance. He was sympathetic toward both the North and the South, as the story is told. After troublesome thought, he decided upon a novel Plan: “I’ll wear the Confederate gray pants and the blue Union jacket.” Soon a fierce battle spread in the region where he lived. Then the soldiers of the Union Army shot him in the pants and the Confederate soldiers shot him in the jacket. Unknown

The moral of the story is: It can be more devastating to “halt between two opinions”1 Kings 18:21. Jesus said: “No man can serve two masters.”

Matthew 6:24, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Joshua said, “choose you this Day whom you will serve. “

Matthew Henry said about these three, “Those that make their duty their main care need not be careful concerning the event.”

They trusted in the living God; and by that faith chose rather to suffer than to sin; they therefore feared not the wrath of the king, but endured, because by faith they kept their eyes on Him who is invisible.

Moses made the same wise choice in Hebrews 11:25-27,“Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.”

The Hebrew Children said in verses 17-18, “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”In other words:

CONTINUED TOMORROW!

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