Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the 3 Hebrew men, were posed a question by king Nebuchadnezzar who threatened to throw them into a blazing furnace for their defiance of his edict, wherein they refused to bow down to and worship the image that the king had erected. The question was “Who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?” Mistakenly the king felt these men were in his hand, while they knew that they were in the Hands of the One
- who was the Creator; who had not only created all of creation but who had fashioned man in His own image as well (Genesis 1,2).
- who was the Deliverer; who smote the Egyptian captors and delivered them from physical bondage (Exodus 3:20), who could now deliver again.
While the king threatened them by stating that they were in his hands, they recognized that there was nothing to fear about, because they feared the one in whose Hands they would fall into, if they chose to follow the king’s command. The knew very well that it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31).
Point(s) to ponder:
In whose Hands are you and I? Let not the world threaten us of anything, for when we are in the Hands of the living God, there is nothing else to fear, except the One in whose hand it is fearful to fall into.