The Comfort of God’s Presence

By Greg Laurie

You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.”
—Psalm 139:5

When the king of Babylon decreed that everyone must bow down and worship a gold image, there were three Hebrew teenagers who refused. Being good Jewish boys, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did not want to break God’s commandments.

So, while everyone else in the kingdom lay prostrate before the image, there stood these three rebellious teenagers. And as a result of their defiance, the king had them cast into a blazing furnace. It was so hot, in fact, that it killed the men who put them there.

But then the king made an interesting observation. He said, “Didn’t we tie up three men and throw them into the furnace? . . . I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a god!” (Daniel 3:24–25 NLT).

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is scripturally sound, however, the verse used here from the New Living Translation (NLT) is not. Compare: “And the fourth looks like a god!” (NLT)
“and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” (KJV)
There is a large difference between “a god” and “the Son of God.”


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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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