King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, 90 feet high and nine feet wide. You must fall down and worship the image of gold that king Nebuchadnezzar has set up. (Daniel 3:1, 5)
Recently I took a walk round the Kelpies - brilliant sculptures that will bring many tourists to the district.
There were many people enjoying conduct tours and I am sure they were impressed with the concept and construction.
They are about the same height as the image that king Nebuchadnezzar made, but nobody would worship the Kelpies.
Nebuchadnezzar ordered people to worship the image he set up with the threat of death for anyone who refusing to do so. That was exactly what three of Daniel’s friends chose to do, and even when they were told that ‘the furnace would be heated seven times hotter’, they still refused because their faith was in the Creator God.
They said that ‘if we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it’ and He did not only that, the king saw four people in the furnace, the fourth he described as “the Son of God”.
The same One who was lifted up on a cross to die in the sinners’ place, who said. ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life’.
Olivet Evangelical Church