These men are ignoring you, O king. These men are ignoring you, O king. The Book of Daniel is a 2nd-century BCE biblical apocalypse with an ostensible 6th century setting, combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology (a portrayal of end times) both cosmic in scope and political in focus. Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon. Anyone who does not kneel and worship shall be thrown immediately into a roaring furnace.”. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, bound hand and foot, fully dressed from head to toe, were pitched into the roaring fire. Memory Verse: Daniel 3:17-18 “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand O king. SUBJECT: Passage Study TITLE: Studies in Daniel – God’s Proving PROPOSITION: What can we learn of the trial of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? They told that Babylonian king to respectfully take a hike and they let him … He set it up on the Dura plain in the province of Babylon. Because the king was in such a hurry and the furnace was so hot, flames from the furnace killed the men who carried Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to it, while the fire raged around Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. For this the accused did not doubt, nor will they place in question the divine omnipotence before the heathen king. They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “Long live the king! When you hear the band strike up—all the trumpets and trombones, the tubas and baritones, the drums and cymbals—fall to your knees and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. The furnace was seven times hotter than usual and even the soldiers died throwing the men in (Daniel 3:22). Yet when they came out of the furnace they didn’t have a scratch on them, their clothes and their hair were not even singed and they were completely fine (Daniel 3:27). Daniel 11:33,35 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet …. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, bound hand and foot, fully dressed from head to toe, were pitched into the roaring fire. They ignored the king’s orders and laid their bodies on the line rather than serve or worship any god but their own. The furnace was seven times hotter than usual and even the soldiers died throwing the men in (Daniel 3:22). Daniel : 1-Appetite 2-Stone destroys feet of the image 3-Bow down 4-Tree of Babylon 5-Cyrus dries up the Euphrates 6-Stone sealed the lionÕs den 7-Jesus as High Priest 8-Counterfeit Sanctuary 9-Close of Probation 10-12-Michael stands to deliver Jesus : Appetite Throw down yourself (foot dashed) Bow down Kingdom of heaven like a tree 4-6 A herald then proclaimed in a loud voice: “Attention, everyone! If you don’t worship it, you will be pitched into a roaring furnace, no questions asked. Memory Verse: Daniel 3:17-18 “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand O king. Daniel 3 - NIV: King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. There has never been a god who can pull off a rescue like this.”. They all came for the dedication, all the important people, and took their places before the statue that Nebuchadnezzar had erected. Suddenly King Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in alarm and said, “Didn’t we throw three men, bound hand and foot, into the fire?”, “But look!” he said. Daniel not only followed this principle, he exceeded it by distinguishing himself as one with “exceptional qualities” (Daniel 6:2-3). Dan 3 reveals more about the character of these three young men... a. When the men were brought in, Nebuchadnezzar asked, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you don’t respect my gods and refuse to worship the gold statue that I have set up? When you hear the band strike up—all the trumpets and trombones, the tubas and baritones, the drums and cymbals—fall to your knees and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. If you throw us in the fire, the God we serve can rescue us from your roaring furnace and anything else you might cook up, O king. 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