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AUGUST 31

 

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. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up—

Dan. 3:17, 18.

 

 The answer of the Hebrews to Nebuchadnezzar, “Our God whom we serve,” is worthy of note. They not only acknowledged God and worshiped Him, but they additionally served Him, according as they had opportunity.... Let us resolve, dear brethren, as did the three Hebrews, that we will worship and serve only the Lord our God, that we will neither worship nor serve sectarianism, in any of its many forms, nor mammon, with its enticements and rewards, nor fame, nor friends, nor self. God “seeketh such to worship him as worship him in spirit and in truth,” is the declaration of our Lord and Head.

 

 

Parallel passages: Gen. 32:11; 50:20; Num. 20:16; Deut. 23:4, 5; 2.Kings 19:16, 19; 1.Chron. 5:20; 2.Chron. 14:11; Esth. 7:10; Psa. 31:1-4, 9,14-17; 50:15; 105:14, 15; 146:8, 9; Prov. 16:7, 9; Rom. 8:28; Phil. 1:12.