“… If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O King.
“But if not, be it known unto thee, O King, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou has set up.” The Three Jews Dan. 3:17-18
Who dares talk to a king like that with such temerity? In the local parlance, the Jews would have been said to have ‘enough liver’ to stand up to the king of the Gentiles. They stood bold without shifting grounds.
Their faith was questioned. They were tried, threatened and temped to budge. If they had given in, it might have just been the status quo.
However, these men were not satisfied with the status quo. They never gave thought to the order of the status quo.
What they were after was doing that that which pleases the FATHER. No matter the situation, their resilience was VISIBLE. Oh! Jesus… I desire to be part of the generation who will stand for the TRUTH no matter the cost.
I want to be part of the generation that will be BOLD to oppose the world’s status quo always. After their statement, the King was full of fury yet these men of FAITH didn’t budge. Lord Jesus!
The world will continually be at disagreement with the children of light. They will always want to threaten God’s elect.
The game plan is for them to intimidate and win as many to their camp. The Lord requires we Dare to be Different as we refuse to budge to the antics of the world.
How well do we ensure this? Or are we not quick to succumb to enticements of the world. Don’t we budge to outsourcing our project and assignments? We shiver at mere threats issued by our lecturers without any FAITH reply.
Our Lord requires we do not give in (Genesis 39:9). He requires we put our implicit TRUST in Him.
Will you budge during the cause of this season when faced with difficult questions in the examination hall?
This is a season even as students when our FAITH will be severely TESTED just as the Jews.
What counts is NOT BUDGING.
Happy belated Mothers’ Day to Mothers of Virtue.
They are RARE GEMS. Last Sunday, May 10 was marked as Mothers’ Day. Come to think of it- How many Mothers’ Day do we have in a Year? Just Saying…
It is no longer news that the first semester examination starts tomorrow.
Good success shall serenade every FOJ.
During this examination, every FOJ is only permitted to write in good health, peace of mind and superfluity of divine thoughts.
“I have more understanding than all my teachers:” (Psalm 119:99a)
Excellence is the bread of God’s Children. Hence no one is permitted to lose out.
Write in Grace.