To follow along, visit your local Christian bookstore, and ask for the Bible Expositor and Illuminator
Time: about 587 B.C. – Place: Babylon
Golden Text: Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him that they might not serve nor worship any god except their own God: (Daniel 3:28).
Daniel (Belteshazzar), Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach) and Azariah (Abednego) were of the children of Judah who were taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar. They were taken from their home as teenagers and were given pagan names to represent the different gods the Babylonians were worshiping. Although these teenagers were in a strange land they didn’t forget who the real God they were worshiping and they purposed in their hearts they would not serve any other god other than the God of Creation. They didn’t allow fear to make them bow and worship a strange god, they stood up for who they believed in and because of their sincere faith God delivered them from the fiery furnace. Read More