One Of My Favorite Bible Verse And The Relevance

by - June 04, 2020

Yes, I strongly believe in the bible.

I believe it is God’s love letter to me that has been given to me to navigate life and all that lies therein.

I love the scriptures and I have been ministered to by several books of the bible over time.

What is there not to love in the bible?

From reading about the creation to reading about Abraham, and the miraculous birth of his son Isaac and then his twin boys Jacob and Esau and how Jacob gave birth to twelve sons who became the twelve tribes of Israel.

Time will fail me to talk about the many life lessons there is to learn from the different bible characters like Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, Caleb, Deborah, Samson, Ruth, Esther, Samuel, Saul, David, and the list continues until Jesus’s birth, his twelve disciples, his many miracles, his death, resurrection and ascension and the various signs and miracles his disciples wroth after he had one to be with the Father, and the many others who played a part in the new testament who in one way or the other serves as teachers for us in this generation.

The bible is really a gold mine.

Out of all the sixty-six books of the bible, the many chapters and verses in it, one of the verses of the scriptures that has ministered deeply to my soul is;

Daniel 3:27 NLT

Then the high officers, officials, governors, and advisers crowded around them and saw that the fire had not touched them. Not a hair on their heads was singed, and their clothing was not scorched. They didn’t even smell of smoke!

How I love that scripture.

The background of that verse is about the three young Hebrew men; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who wouldn’t bow down to the statue the king had put in place for everyone to bow to.

These men's refusal to bow to the statue ultimately earned them a visit to the fiery furnace which literally means into the fire.

Prior to the time they were thrown into the furnace, the king asked that the furnace be heated seven times over, so if the fire was hot already, then you can imagine what it would have been when it was heated seven times over. When the king’s aides threw them in, the aides who threw them in were killed by the flames of the fire but something out of the ordinary happened, the king observed that although he had ordered that three men be thrown into the fiery furnace, he could see that he had four men walking in the fire.

He later made a command that the three guys come out of the fiery furnace and these three men walked out of the fire.

I know it’s quite miraculous that these guys were not burnt and came out of the fire unharmed, but what always makes me stand in awe of the majesty of God is the fact that when these four men were brought out of the fire, those guys didn’t even smell of smoke!

Now, this is the main thing for me!

I have had the privilege of cooking with firewood while I was serving my fatherland in Ekiti State, and while a firewood experience is nothing compared to the fiery furnace which these young men were thrown into, permit me to compare both.

As is the habit of the family house where I lived, everyone in the house took a turn in cooking for the house and I was not left out, and although there were days I was spared from the stress of cooking by my lovely roommate but there were days I had to face the heat myself.

On those days when I cooked with the firewood, it was usually a bad sight, and because I wasn’t used to that way of cooking prior to that time, there was almost no time I cooked without an amount of smoke accompanying the fire I was trying to fan to flame.

At the end of such cooking exercise, the cloth I usually wore could not be worn to other places as it carried a strong smell of smoke on it as proof of where I had been.

Now back to the experience of the three Hebrew men, I can’t seem to be able to wrap my head around the fact that these three people entered into FIRE and when they came out of it not only were they not burnt but even the smell of where they had been could not be perceived on them.

This for me is so mind-blowing!

It assures me that despite everything unpleasant I have ever experienced in my life, I would come out of it, and not just only that but by the time people will see me, they wouldn’t be able to match the lady they would see with the lady they used to know and all she has been through.

It really comforts me on my weak days, I go through some things now and I just smile because a few years from now, when people would see me they wouldn’t be able to match the lady they now see with everything she has been through.

This is what has promised me.

And I have begun to see this play out in my life.

You will also come out of that fire you’re in, and people will not be able to smell the smoke on your body.

Until you tell them or they saw you in that fire, no one will know.

He did it then, He sure can do it again, and He will do it for You.

God brought out those Hebrew men from fire, and they didn’t even smell of smoke, the same God who did it for them will also come through for you and do the same and even more for you.

Believe it!



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