Nebuchadnez’zar said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed’nego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the golden image which I have set up?
Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the image which I have made, well and good; but if you do not worship, you shall immediately be cast into a burning fiery furnace; and who is the god that will deliver you out of my hands?”
Dan 3: 14-15
The fact is, Nebuchadnez’zar’s god is alive and well. His name is Money, Power, Greed, Envy, Self-Centredness, Discourtesy …..This multi-faceted god has a huge following, and we are there with the rest of them, too often, giving lie to our proclaimed Christianity. We might not be cast into a burning fiery furnace, but often we are plagued by dissatisfaction, doubt, a sense of emptiness that can’t be filled.
God grant us the wisdom to realise that in denying false gods we are filled with your goodness and grace.