No Other God Can Deliver

Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.  Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.  Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

Daniel 3: 28-30

After Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the fiery furnace, king Nebuchadnezzar was understandably awed by what he had seen.  The God of Israel had delivered them from the fire.  He immediately made a decree that anyone who would speak anything against this God would be “cut in pieces” and that their houses would be “made a dunghill.”  While that is not the method God would have us use in bringing people to Him, to have to at least admire Nebuchadnezzar’s newfound zeal.

He found that zeal because he had seen something beyond the realm of possibility.  He had seen God deliver and deliver completely.  He made a statement in verse 29 that sticks out to me.  He was awed because he realized that “there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.”  The pagan king Nebuchadnezzar was able to see that there is only one God Who could deliver those men like He delivered them.  It was one thing for them to come out of the fire alive.  It was another thing for them to come out of the fire with no evidence that they had ever been in the fire!

Today, we can speak with Nebuchadnezzar when we say “there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.”  There is no other God can deliver us from sin like He can.  There is no other God that can deliver us from ourselves like He can.  He saves and He saves to the uttermost!

9 responses to this post.

  1. Ben, I love this line: “It was another thing for them to come out of the fire with no evidence that they had ever been in the fire!” It made me think of how, when we face judgment, God will see us clothed in the robe of Righteousness we have attained through Christ, and it will be as if we had never been through the fires and trials of this world. We will be unstained by sin because the fourth Man in the fire has cleansed us. Peace, Linda

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    • That’s what I was thinking of too. It’s an amazing thought that, despite all of our sin and failures, we can still be clothed in His perfect righteousness, without spot and without blemish. What a wonderful thought!

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  3. This is such a great post!

    “There is no other God can deliver us from sin like He can.” This reminds me of a song:

    “There’s not a Friend like the lowly Jesus:
    No, not one! no, not one!
    None else could heal all our souls’ diseases:
    No, not one! no, not one!

    Jesus knows all about our struggles;
    He will guide ’til the day is done:
    There’s not a Friend like the lowly Jesus:
    No, not one! no, not one!

    No friend like Him is so high and holy,
    No, not one! no, not one!
    And yet no friend is so meek and lowly,
    No, not one! no, not one!

    There’s not an hour that He is not near us,
    No, not one! no, not one!
    No night so dark, but His love can cheer us,
    No, not one! no, not one!

    Did ever saint find this Friend forsake him?
    No, not one! no, not one!
    Or sinner find that He would not take him?
    No, not one! no, not one!

    Was e’er a gift like the Savior given?
    No, not one! no, not one!
    Will He refuse us the bliss of heaven?
    No, not one! no, not one!”

    Here is a link where you can hear the tune:

    http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/992

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    • I love that song! Thanks! My favorite verse is

      “Did ever saint find this Friend forsake him?
      No, not one! no, not one!
      Or sinner find that He would not take him?
      No, not one! no, not one!”

      I am so thankful that, not only did He not refuse to take me, but that He will never leave me nor forsake me. That is very comforting to me!

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  4. Thank you, Ben 🙂

    There is no God like Jehovah!

    @ Theresa : – Beautiful 🙂 , thanks for the memories.

    Blessings,
    ann

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  5. Thank you, Ben, for such an encouraging post today, to know and be sure that there is no one like our God who delivers us from everything that we need delivered from. 🙂 And there’s always something, isn’t there?
    Loving the comments from Linda, Theresa and Ann!
    God bless you as He continues to guide and lead you!

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    • It’s so amazing how completely He delivered those men from the fire. And it is also amazing how that parallels our deliverance as Chrisians. What a mighty God we serve!

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