That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Monday, June 05, 2006

Daniel 3

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour. Isaiah 48:2-3

As I read this verse, my mind quickly escaped to Daniel 3.

Dan 3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.....Dan 3: 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.....Dan 3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.....Dan 3:27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.....Dan 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

In these two passages the Lord makes Himself both known and exalted. Blessed be the Lord God. The flame of fire shall not kindle upon His children, the fire has no power upon their bodies, the hair of their head shall not be singed, their coats shall not be changed nor the smell of fire pass upon them.

But for the Lord to deliver and to glory in His children, we ought to be bold and have no fear except the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 34:9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

And the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego feared God and would not bow down to nor worship the golden image and serve strange gods.

Psa 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him

I love how these two passages come together and reinforce the truth of the matter that the Lord fulfils His promises and keeps His words.

Pro 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.


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