Nebuchadnezzar, one of the most powerful Kings of the day, built a giant gold statue and ordered every one to fall to their knees and worship it. Anyone who would not kneel and worship was to be thrown immediately into a roaring furnace. Everyone—every race, color, and creed—fell to their knees and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
But there was an exception.
Three young men – Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – refused to worship the golden statue and sent this defiant message to King Nebuchadnezzar,
“The God we serve can rescue us from your roaring furnace. But even if He doesn’t rescue us He’ll still be our God, we still wouldn’t serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.” – Daniel 3:17-18
These Jewish men are typical example of what I call “even-if-believers”. They are people who worship God not only when He does things that they want Him to do but also when He doesn’t. These are they that choose to believe God to be great and good any where and at all times – on the mountain top and in the valley, in triumph and in defeat, in prosperity and, yes, even in poverty…
I wonder how many even-if-worshipers are still out there today.
My sincere prayer is, “Lord, help me to be one of them”. Amen.