Daniel 3:25

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He answered and said, 'Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.'
Research Material

"...I see four men loose..." (Isaiah 41:10)

  • Where was Daniel at this time?... Since Daniel was Prime Minister, it stands to reason he would remain at the royal court to take care of royal business. Daniel's fidelity to the God of heaven certainly tells us if he had been there he would have stood with his friends. (KC50)
  • What a scathing rebuke upon the king for his folly and madness was the deliverance of these worthies from the fiery furnace! A higher power than any on earth had vindicated those who stood firm against idolatry, and poured contempt on the worship and requirements of the king. None of the gods of the heathen ever had wrought such deliverance as that, nor were they able to do so. (US 75)
  • He cares for each one as if there were not another on the face of the earth. (DA 480)
  • A guardian angel is appointed to every follower of Christ. (ML 302)
  • The angels appointed to minister to the children of God have at all times access to His presence. (GC 513)
  • Angels are commissioned to watch in every family. Each one has the watch care of a holy angel. These angels are invisible, but sometimes they let their light shine so distinctly that it is recognized. (3MR 305-306)
  • When the fiery trial came upon those who would not bow the knee to that idolatrous image, Christ Himself walked in the fiery furnace with His three faithful servants. Nebuchadnezzar’s heart was so moved upon by this wonderful miracle that he acknowledged God, and His superior power. (Ellen G. White -- Manuscript 47a "Our Relation to Commercial Work", 1898)
  • We must put on the armor and be prepared to successfully resist all the attacks of Satan. His malignity and cruel power are not sufficiently estimated. When he finds himself foiled upon one point he takes new ground and fresh tactics, and tries again, working wonders in order to deceive and destroy the children of men. The youth should be carefully warned against his power and patiently and prayerfully directed how to endure the trials sure to come upon them in this life. They should be led to cling to the word of God and give attention to counsel and advice.... Living faith in the merits of a crucified Redeemer will carry them through the fiery furnace of affliction and trial. The form of the Fourth will be with them in the fierce heat of the furnace, which will not leave even the smell of fire upon their garments. Children should be encouraged to become Bible students and to have firm religious principles that will stand the test of the perils sure to be experienced by all who live upon the earth during the last days in the closing history of the world. (4T 212-213)
  • While the Lord has not promised His people exemption from trials, He has promised that which is far better. He has said, “As thy days, so shall thy strength be.” “My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” (Deuteronomy 33:25; 2 Corinthians 12:9). If you are called to go through the fiery furnace for His sake, Jesus will be by your side even as He was with the faithful three in Babylon. Those who love their Redeemer will rejoice