Summoned out of fire

Anyone who encounters fire will experience pain and will shun it. However, three men were walking amid a ‘fire park,’ where they were thrown into. They were summoned to come out. King Nebuchadnezzar made a large statue plated or made of gold. Daniel had earlier interpreted a dream Nebuchadnezzar saw in which he was depicted as the head of gold in the statue. Successive kingdoms would be inferior like silver, bronze, steel, and clay. Nebuchadnezzar thought making a gold statue would make him a permanent ruler of the world. When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow before the statue of gold, he ordered them to be bound and thrown into the fire. He was astonished to see four walking in fire and the fourth one resembled the Son of God. (Daniel 3:23-26)

Not afraid: These three young men were neither afraid of death nor the fire that would torment them. Even if they die, so be it, but they will not bow down before a man-made statue that does not deserve worship.

Not affected: The soldiers who carried these men to be thrown into the burning furnace died, but these three were not affected. But the mighty men who carried these three in a hurry, to be thrown into the burning fire, were consumed by fire. (Daniel 3:22)

Sweet fellowship: God appeared to Moses in the Burning Bush, spoke with him, and appointed him to be the deliverer of Israel who was enslaved in Egypt. (Exodus 3:1-4:23) The same God was with them in the fire. The unharmed men were walking in the fire park having a conversation with the celestial being. The Furnace was like the Mount of Transfiguration where Peter, James, and John saw the Lord in glory.

Glory of God: Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and acknowledged that the God of these three men is the True God. No one could go inside the fire to bring them out. They must come out voluntarily, hence he requested the three men to come outside.

Do I have faith like these young men to walk through fire?