Who Is That God?

Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshack, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?  Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

Daniel 3:15

Here we see Nebuchadnezzar make a great, though common, mistake.  He is a king.  In fact, he is the king of the greatest empire in the world at that time.  I could be said that he “ruled the world.”  This earthly power in turn caused his pride to swell.  And with swelling pride, he began to feel the need to be worshipped.  So he created an idol and demanded that all of his subjects bow down and worship it at the sound of the music.  Of course he was infuriated when these three Hebrew boys refused to bow.  Here was his great mistake:

Who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

Nebuchadnezzar mistakenly thought that he was God.  He mistakenly thought that there was no God more powerful than he.  But the question he asked remains an important question to this day: “Who is that God that shall deliver you…”  People everywhere are looking for a God who can deliver them.  We know that God!  I know the answer to that question.  I can answer Nebuchadnezzar’s question!  The God that can deliver us is the same God that delivered these three young men from the fiery furnace.  He is the same God that parted the Red Sea.  He is the same God that created the world.  He is the same God that died on the cross for us and rose again the third day.  He is the God of the Bible. 

Think of that- we can answer a question asked by the king of the most powerful empire on earth at the time!  We know that God!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks Ben,

    “The God that can deliver us is the same God that delivered these three young men from the fiery furnace. He is the same God that parted the Red Sea. He is the same God that created the world. He is the same God that died on the cross for us and rose again the third day. He is the God of the Bible. ”

    Happy to report that I know that God!!!

    Blessings,
    ann

    Reply

  2. You had me hopping in my seat! Yes, this is the God that delivered me too! God bless you, preacher Ben!

    Reply

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