Speaker: Lukus Counterman - After hearing about an image where he represents only the head of gold, Nebuchadnezzar defies the prophecy and announces an immoveable kingdom centered on himself. He crafts a statue that is 90 feet tall and the whole thing is gold from top to bottom. There’s no silver, bronze or iron successor. There’s no feet of clay – just Nebuchadnezzar and his gold from beginning to end. He set up the statue in seeming defiance of Yahweh and commanded everyone to bow down and worship it. But three Hebrew men refused to bend the knee and worship an idol. They were resolved to remain faithful to God regardless the cost. In the end their confidence in God was tested when they were thrown into a fiery furnace. But the God who delivers rescued them and displayed his sovereignty. May the Lord teach us more about his power to rescue. May our hearts be strengthened with confidence in the God whose gracious care will deliver those who trust and obey him.