I have always been fascinated by the story of Shadrak, Meshak and Abednego in the book of Daniel. When I was a little boy I was gripped by the adventure angle of the story: brave men of God surviving the fiery furnace. In later years it has been the fact that these men refused to bow to the pressure of a despot, and of their faith and confidence in God, especially the powerful statement that he was able to deliver them, but even if he didn't they still would refuse to bow and worship another god.
Last Sunday at All Nations Church I had the privilege of sharing another aspect of the story: the covenant friendship of these three men and what it practically meant for them as they prepared to go into the fire, not knowing if they would come out alive. In this message I give several insights into their relationship as covenant friends and how the Lord would have us live in the same way today.