Fiery Furnace

Within the province of Babylon, King Nebuchadneezar established a golden statue in his own honor. All of the people were to bow towards the statue when they heard the sound of the instruments, and if they chose not to, they would be thrown into a fiery furnace. Three pious Jews, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, would not commit idolatry, and so, they were bound and thrown into the fiery furnace. However, they were not hurt for they held firm to their belief that God would rescue them. As they exited the furnace, everyone offered praise as they proclaimed that God’s presence is steadfast to all who trust.