Definition: theory, belief, notion, idea, best guess
We constantly want to be in the loop of things
Everyone makes their own assumption, about things they don’t have a clue about. Everyone assumes that the sun is going to rise tomorrow, but they don’t know that for certain. Only God is in control! Just speaking for myself, I assumed that my husband would be home for the weekend and we would do the same things we always did. We should not have assumed anything. My husband got home, went to the emergency in Quincy, and is now is at Barnes. Update: He is now home, and waiting to see what steps are to be taken with his future heart care.
Our hope is in Christ
People constantly think this or that about a situation, or something they think someone thought or said. We need to go with the truth, instead of guessing. The truth is that God knows everything! Our hope is in Him. We must have faith to believe He goes before us, no matter what comes our way.
When things look bleak, God shows up and shows out!
It wasn’t by an assumption; it was their faith in God that these men were spared death, verse 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.
Standing in faith
Verse 18- 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.
Deliverance came after the fire
God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego out of the fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of our fiery situation too. Not even the hair on their head singed, and their clothes did not smell of fire. It looked like a bleak situation at first, and then suddenly the situation changed into a praise and testimony for all to see the power of God revealed.
Miracles don’t take place by assuming they will. They take place by faith believing it will happen.
A written decree was set forth out of faith these three men demonstrated.
Daniel 3:29&30- Therefore I make a decree that every people, nation, and language, which speak anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut into pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
Promotion always follows the faithful (God turns a test into a testimony)
V. 30. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.
Sometimes we have to go through the fire to burn out those things that hinder us from being elevated for His glory.