“Nebuchadnezzar said, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants who trusted in him. They disobeyed the king’s command and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God. Therefore I make a decree: Any people, nation, or language that utters blasphemy against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb, and their houses laid in ruins; for there is no other god who is able to deliver in this way.’ Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.” Daniel 3: 28-30
John Wesley “believed that the true demonstration of God’s sovereignty is seen not only in God’s creating acts but also in God’s saving acts. Grace is given to all. God, through the Holy Spirit, is always at work redeeming all things and all people, in all places and at all times. This means that regardless of our situation and circumstance, God and God’s grace reign supreme. (Wesleyan Core Term, Sovereignty of God, Wesley Study Bible, pg 1056)
O God that I would always trust you and obey you, even if that means disobeying civil decree. That I be willing to give up of myself as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did. “They disobeyed the king’s command and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God.” O that I would always receive the grace you offer, that I, by your offer of ongoing salvation, would grow into the likeness of Christ by the power of your Holy Spirit and the gift of grace you so overwhelmingly provide. O that earthly rulers would recognize who you are and would yield to your way.