Water and Fire


God had proven Himself true with this statement several times, once for the Red Sea and a couple of times with the Jordan River. The other though, passage through fire, wasn’t something that had been tried yet. It wouldn’t be tried for another hundred and fifty years. That’s when Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego were cast into the fiery furnace for refusing to bow to an idol.

These promises aren’t just figurative. God had already saved them through water and would save some through fire. But this isn’t the greatest promise. The greatest promise is this: “I will be with you.” Both the midst of the sea and the midst of the furnace are extreme circumstances. Do you suppose that God will be with you in lesser circumstances? Would God be with you in the midst of overwhelming responsibility? How about the midst of a dysfunctional family? Or even a Monday?

The greatest promise is one that we enjoy everyday, in tough times or easy. It’s one that we ought to take advantage of as often as we can, for life quickly becomes unmanageable when we try to do it on our own.

Take this promise with you today. God bless!

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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