“Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” Daniel 3:25
Their faith was strong and their bond with one another and with God so unassailable, that the three young Hebrews didn’t backdown when confronted. They told Nebuchadnezzar, who was enraged by their actions: “We have no need to answer you in. this matter…. Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods” (Daniel 3:16-18).
This reminds us of Paul’s words: “Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us” (2 Corinthians 1:9-10).
There is a Fourth Man who will come and be with us through any fiery test we face. He can, has, does, and will deliver us!
When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, My grace all sufficient, shall be thy supply. George Keith, “How Firm a Foundation”
Daniel 3 • The Fiery Furnace