MFM Daily Devotional 20 November 2023
TOPIC: Bow or Burn
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Daniel 3
Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: When sinners entice you, don’t bend and don’t bow!
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Receive the power to resist temptation and to stand to the end, in the name of Jesus.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 44 – 45; Philippians 3 – 4
MFM Daily Devotional 20 November 2023 MESSAGE
As believers, a time will come when we will be asked to worship the idols of this world. If we refuse to, there will be consequences. This was the experience of Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego, Daniel’s friends, who were managers in Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar had built an image and had commanded that everyone should bow to the image in worship.
There were threat and intimidation: if you don’t bow and worship, you will be cast into the fiery furnace to burn and die. Everyone in the province of Babylon obeyed the royal order except these Hebrew brothers. They knew that Exodus 20 taught that they are not to have any other God before Yahweh, the God of heaven and earth. They declared that they were worshippers of the true God of the universe and no other gods would come between them. They refused to bend or bow.
They said that the God they served would deliver them from the fiery furnace and if he chose not to, they would still not bow to the king’s image or worship an idol (Daniel 3:16-18).
Beloved. Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego chose God; they decided to be an the Lord’s side and He delivered them. Are you faced with a dilemma on whether to trust God or go with the devil? Are the laws of your state or the words of man demanding that you deny God? Please don’t. Stay with God and you will not be disappointed. He will save you from those who have ganged up against you and renounce your faith. With great boldness, declare that you will worship God alone and do His will always. He appeared in the fiery furnace and Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego were not burnt.
Isaiah 43:2 says, “When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned. Don’t bend and don’t bow when the tempter comes! God is abundantly able to deliver and to save those who trust in Him. The Bible assures that those who trust in the Lord will not be put to shame. Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego trusted God in the day of trouble and their problem became their promotion. No matter what you are going though, trust the Lord and it will become a testimony, in Jesus’ name.
MFM Daily Devotional 20 November 2023 Prayer Points
1. Dear Lord, save my soul from the storms in my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord, any dark area of my life that will keep me a slave to my enemies, deliver me now by Your Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
3. Anything I am doing that is bringing glory to You, please increase my grace to remain faithful, in the name of Jesus.
4. Anyone conspiring against me to put me in trouble, receive angelic slap now, in the name of Jesus.
5. Idol of my father’s house commanding me to bow, die now, in the name of Jesus.
6. My enemies shall bow to my God, in the name of Jesus.
7. O Lord, use my life to demonstrate and advertise Your power, in the name of Jesus.