Stand: Stand Firm in the FireJuly 19, 2020
STANDING FIRM IN THE FIRE
These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:7 NIV
- A FAITH THAT’S TESTED IS A FAITH THAT CAN BE TRUSTED.
THREE QUALITIES OF STANDING IN FAITH
- FAITH OBEYS GOD INSTEAD OF FOLLOWING MAN.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter.” Daniel 3:16 NIV
- FAITH BELIEVES IN SPITE OF WHAT IT SEES.
If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue usfrom your power, Your Majesty. Daniel 3:17 NLT
- FAITHFUL OBEDIENCE IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY. THE OUTCOME IS GOD’S.
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. Daniel 3:18 NIV
Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.” Daniel 3:28 NIV