Three Young Men

Today we can learn about the country of Iraq through television and newspapers. Many years ago the nation of Babylon was located in this same area. Three young men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, were brought from Israel to live in Babylon. The people of Babylon worshiped false gods. But these three men decided to only worship God.
The king of Babylon made an idol of gold and ordered all the people to bow down and worship the idol. The king said that people who refused to worship the idol would be thrown into a furnace. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to worship the idol. The king became angry. He ordered his soldiers to throw the three men into the fiery furnace.
God saved the three men from the fire. These men had great faith. They knew they God would always be with them. No matter what happened to them, they would not stop worshiping God.
Today the devil gives us many opportunities to worship things other than God. We need to be strong like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. We need to decide to worship only God.