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Milk and Honey Magazine article about the faith of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego - the trio that trusted God over worshipping idols!

Choosing God Over Idols

How can we daily choose to put God first above everything else?

Might we look to the faith of individuals in our lives, those documented from history and the Biblical texts to gain encouragement and wisdom from their convictions in the Spirit.

The faith of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (from the Book of Daniel) amazes me. Even with the threat of death to the fiery furnace, they stood firm in their belief to not worship any other idol or entity that is not the God of the universe. I often question if I were in the same situation as them, would I cave to the world or stand firm in the unwavering truth of who God is? Then I hear the Lord remind me, “Kel, you may not have the threat of a furnace in front of you, but you face idols everyday.”

Success, relationships, self-righteous behavior, vanity, pleasure. He says, “But choose Me, daily and you will overcome by My strength.” It might not be the easy path, but we can trust in the fact that the Lord is able to strengthen us to overcome any and every temptation and hardship that comes. The magnitude...Continue Reading