Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Friday 9th July 2021
When I analyze some of the things going
on in the world today, I remember the
commitment of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
They said to the king, “We will not bow to your image
of gold.” And the king got angry and threatened to
throw them into a burning fiery furnace. But they
responded boldly, “Our God is able to deliver us from
your fire but if He doesn’t, we still won’t bow” (Read
They weren’t refusing to bow to the king’s image
because they expected that God would deliver them.
It didn’t matter to them whether or not they’d be
delivered from the fire. They were standing their
ground because of their commitment to the Lord,
recognizing that He’s the only true God. Thus, in
spite of the intimidation, they wouldn’t budge! What
It was a similar case with Daniel. There had been
a decree against prayer to any God but the king for
thirty days. But Daniel continued in prayer the Bible
says when he found out a decree had been passed
to outlaw prayer, he prayed again as he always did,
knowing that the supervisors were watching (Daniel
For refusing to yield to the obnoxious decree
by the King, Daniel was thrown into the Lion’s den.
There’s no record that Daniel prayed to be delivered
from the lion’s den he was rather ready to be eaten
up by lions than deny his faith in God. These are
set for us as examples. Our situation today isn’t any
different. When it comes to what God has said versus
what anyone else is saying, it’s not a difficult choice
there’s just one way we go—Jesus only! We serve the
Lord Christ. When it comes to the call of the Gospel,
live or die, we’re the Lord’s! Hallelujah!
Never find yourself apologetic, intimidated or
reluctant to express your convictions about Christ and
the message of the Gospel. We’ve got to be ready.
We’re from a lineage of those who gave everything
and requested no deliverance they wanted a better
resurrection, a victorious one. Come what may, be
undaunted be bold about your faith in Jesus Christ. Be
convinced and compelled by the truth of the Gospel
and preach it boldly.