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Pressure Cooker

This morning I was reminded of the great story of the Fiery Furnace in Daniel 3. It’s a pretty amazing story of 3 young men who stand up to the threats of the king and are delivered from death by their faith and steadfastness.  The story was a great reminder to me today to stand firm in my faith and to not compromise in the face of the toughest pressure.

I find the whole story of Daniel and his buddies offer’s a whole lot of encouragement like that.  The whole book is full of stories of bold men standing up for their beliefs and maintaining their position.  It’s a good read!

But getting back on track, today you may not be threatening with a real life furnace, but you may be under pressure to compromise your faith or to give into some ridiculous temptation.  May you have the strength to answer like those three men

“we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand.18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

Be Bold Today!

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