Is it true: To his credit, Nebuchadnezzar did not accept the accusation on hearsay. Gather together the satraps: Satrap is a Persian loan word that means protector of the realm. Minor Prophets 1. Book of Daniel Bible Study Commentary Chapter 10. Jesus was literally with them in the worst of their trial. In this, Nebuchadnezzar is just like most politicians, who often seem willing to use religion to strengthen their grip on political power. We often complain about our rights and what is fair. i. I summon him in the name of the living God to answer for his cowardice! a. Horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery: Some of the musical instruments are difficult to define precisely but the idea is clear. Search This Resource : Navigator: Previous Next : Chapter 2 Chapter 4 Printer friendly version : Additional Resources • Adam Clark Commentary … A. i. The restoration of the land and of the people. God can deliver us from a trial, or He can miraculously sustain and strengthen us in a trial. A. Nebuchadnezzar erects an image and demands everyone worship it. ii. God brought them to this place of great faith by preparing them with tests in less dramatic areas. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Pentateuch They do not serve your gods or worship the gold image: Apparently their failure to worship the image was not discovered until these certain Chaldeans made it known. Now if you are ready at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, and you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! -------------------- Those who suffer for Christ, have his gracious presence with them in their sufferings, even in the fiery furnace, even in the valley of the shadow of death, and therefore need fear no evil. It refers to a specific category of public officials. Even before the time of Jesus they knew the truth of Jesus promise: In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. c. I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire: Nebuchadnezzar also observed that the four men were free in the fire. The Christ was spat upon and nailed to the cross, and this man was afraid to own him. ", a. We see Satan trying to make the believer bow down to his idealized image of what men and women should be. Nevertheless, ancient records tell us there were Greeks in the region of Assyria, Babylon, and Persia as far back as the eighth century b.c. (Spurgeon). (Dan 3:4-6) The command to worship the image. Then a herald cried aloud: "To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.". (Dan 3:13-15) Nebuchadnezzar interviews the disobedient Hebrew men. -------------------- Welcome to David Guzik’s Bible Commentary. Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. 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As he walked away with a satisfied look on his face, he was immediately stopped by the sound of singing coming from the furnace. Do not love the world or the things in the world. Daniel 3, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a … The New Testament b. Luke-Acts If you cannot say that you take Christ's cross, and are willing to follow him at all hazards, then hearken to me and learn the truth. We have no need to answer you: They had no need to defend themselves. (Dan 3:24-25) Nebuchadnezzar sees four alive and well in the furnace. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Remember that early Christians were not thrown to the lions because they worshipped Jesus, but because they would not worship the emperor. The Old Testament They might have said, "There is nothing to gain by resisting; wouldn't we do more good by living?" Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego: Nebuchadnezzar gave glory to God, but he recognized that this great God is not his God. We can imagine that the king had them cast into the furnace and didn’t intend to look twice, believing they would be immediately consumed. Though their actions were not public, neither were they hidden. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. Major Prophets "Study Guide for Isaiah 35." -------------------- Knowing that "God understands" should be a spur to obedience, not a license to sin. Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com -------------------- There shall come a day when the man that was ashamed of Christ will himself be ashamed: he will wonder where he can hide his guilty head. b. 1. a. Who can excuse him? range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed In a time of testing like this it is easy to think of a thousand excuses that seem to justify compromise. Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). The fire only burnt the ropes that bound them. Wisdom Literature They did not doubt God's ability but neither did they presume to know God's will. Study Resources:: Text Commentaries:: David Guzik:: Daniel ... David Guzik :: Study Guide for Daniel 3 [A new version of this page can be found here] Saved In the Fiery Furnace. Yet they knew that God has unlimited jurisdiction. An image of gold: The image was more like a stylized obelisk than a normal statue, being 90 feet high and 9 feet wide. e. The statement of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego is also remarkable for what it does not have - any hint of an excuse. But if He doesn’t, I can’t turn my back on Him. He is clothed with shame and everlasting contempt. Pentateuch (Dan 3:26-27) The Hebrew men leave the furnace unharmed. The Christ was spat upon and nailed to the cross, and this man was afraid to own him. They might have said, “After all, we are not being called to renounce our God.” They did not have a super-elastic conscience that said, “We are not bowing down to the idol, but only bowing down in respect for the king, or in honor of the music.” Excuses like this are common but prove the principle that anything will serve as an excuse, when the heart is bent on compromise. iii. A. Nebuchadnezzar erects an image and demands everyone worship it. -------------------- Poetical Books Historical Books He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. The New Testament b. But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. a. Horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery: Some of these musical instruments are difficult to define precisely but the idea is still clear. We have no need to answer you: They had no need to defend themselves. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. They do not serve your gods or worship the gold image which you have set up.". 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Search This Resource : Navigator: Previous Next : Chapter 1 Chapter 3 Printer friendly version : Additional Resources • Adam Clark Commentary … i. Paul expressed the same idea in 2 Corinthians 3:2-3: You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. 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"I am glad that the three holy children were not 'careful to answer,' [the KJV has, "we are not careful to answer thee" here] or they might have fallen upon some crooked policy or lame excuse for compromise. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. (Dan 3:19-23) The three men are cast violently into the furnace. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 4.6 out of 5 stars 6. Fell down and worshiped the gold image: According to Baldwin, this literally reads as soon as they were hearing they were falling down. Johannine Writings (1 John 2:15). 4. 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Through a series of unexpected events I found that what I prepared for myself as teaching notes was helpful to some others as Bible commentary. 1. ", i. i. (Dan 3:8-12) Certain Chaldeans accuse the three Hebrew men. They might have said, “We will lose our jobs and our standard of living.” Often when God blesses us, we make the blessing an idol and compromise God to keep what we have. This whole account illustrates - perhaps serving as a type - of the future of Israel during the Great Tribulation. So they brought these men before the king. (Dan 3:28) Nebuchadnezzar acknowledges the greatness of the God of the three Hebrews. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. When all the people heard the sound: Nebuchadnezzar’s grand idolatry was accompanied by music – elaborate and well-produced music. They recognized that God’s plan might be different than their desires. Spurgeon observed that God's people are often in the furnace, and though there are different kinds of furnaces they serve similar purposes in our life, iii. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Do not talk about baptism or the Lord's Supper, nor of joining a church, nor of being a Christian; for if you do, you will lie against your own soul. ii. (1-2) Another reference to the importance of being reminded. There is a discernible link between Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2 and the image he made in Daniel 3. Minor Prophets Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Commentary on Daniel 3:1-7 (Read Daniel 3:1-7) In the height of the image, about thirty yards, probably is included a pedestal, and most likely it was only covered with plates of gold, not a solid mass of that precious metal. … Who is the god who will deliver you from my hands? These three Hebrew men must have known they would be discovered, yet they obeyed God rather than man. by David Guzik | Feb 23, 2005. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Wisdom Literature At a safe distance from the raging heat, he peered inside – and saw four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire. Peter could follow Jesus after His arrest, but he wilted and denied Jesus when asked, "Is it true? 3:2,3,27. Pauline Epistles Bound in their coats... the furnace exceedingly hot: Everything was done to make sure that the three Hebrew men were quickly and completely burned. Jesus was literally with them in the worst of their trial. We don't know if Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego knew that the Son of God was with them in their fiery trial. Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com Let not flute, harp, and sackbut fascinate you, but hearken to the music of the glorified. iii. In my many years of teaching verse-by-verse through the Bible, I came to prepare my teaching notes in a certain way. (John 16:33). in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Fell down and worshiped the gold image: According to Baldwin, this literally reads as soon as they were hearing they were falling down. The angels shun him as a man who was ashamed of the Lord of glory. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. In this, Nebuchadnezzar was just like many politicians who often seem willing to use religion to strengthen their grip on political power. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. -------------------- It is one thing to make a stand for God; it is a greater thing to stick to your stand when pointedly asked, “Is it true?” Peter followed Jesus after His arrest, but he wilted and denied Jesus when asked, “Is it true?“, i. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, All the officials of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image, Whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace, Certain Chaldeans came forward and accused the Jews, They do not serve your gods or worship the gold image, But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. All the officials of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image: The demand that all come to the dedication ceremony means that Nebuchadnezzar meant to use the worship of this image as a test of allegiance. In a time of testing like this it is easy to think of a thousand excuses that seem to justify compromise. They are written by some of the most knowledgeable theologians in … such a man as this before me? 73 $12.99 $12.99. We get the feeling that prior to their statement Nebuchadnezzar spoke kindly, almost in a fatherly manner to these wayward boys. Johannine Writings Daniel’s understanding of this is clear from the text, because he also used the term Chaldean in its racial sense (Daniel 3:8 and 5:30). ii. The Phoenicians made the first known sea journey around Africa. i. It is one thing to make a stand for God; it is a greater thing to stick to your stand when pointedly asked, "Is it true?" 2. There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; these men, O king, have not paid due regard to you. 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The Gospels Blue Letter Bible. This has long been a beloved Bible story – and no wonder. He is more of a secularist or a humanist than a theist. a. Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury: No matter how brave Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego were, facing the fury of a king was still extremely intimidating. Poetical Books a. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold: There is considerable debate regarding when this happened. Is there such a man as this before me? a. Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and accused the Jews. All the officials of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image: The demand that all come to the dedication ceremony means that Nebuchadnezzar meant to use the worship of this image as a test of allegiance. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished: It is astonishing that anyone survived for a moment inside the furnace when others perished at the door. They spoke and said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “O king, live forever! (Dan 3:2-3) All Babylonia's dignitaries gathered at the dedication of the image. Everything in front of them - the king, the furnace, the music, their compatriots, their competitors - all of it conspired to convince them to compromise. -------------------- The image is made and set up. I know not whether I should say. i. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. It refers to a specific category of public officials. Pentateuch i. Paul expressed the same idea in 2 Corinthians 3:2-3: You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. Major Prophets (Dan 3:7) The crowd obeys Nebuchadnezzar's command. The use of the Aramaic words for lyre, psaltery and symphony has led some critics to say that the book of Daniel was written hundreds of years after the time of Daniel. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. -------------------- Paperback $12.27 $ 12. Johannine Writings Guzik Bible Commentary © 2013 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission - For more information and resources visit EnduringWord.com I have my own desires and dreams and I pray that God fulfills them. David Guzik's Commentaries on the Bible. If it be not true that you renounce the world's idols, do not profess that it is so. Their actions were not public but neither were they hidden. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point The Septuagint says in Daniel 3:24 that Nebuchadnezzar’s attention was caught when he heard the men singing praises in the furnace. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Whoever serves Adolf Hitler, the fuehrer, serves Germany, and whoever serves Germany serves God.". This was a common method of construction in the ancient world. It seems that Nebuchadnezzar deliberately made an entire statue of gold, to say that the day of his reign and authority would never end – in contradiction to God’s declared plan. There is a feeling among some good people that it will be wise to be very reticent, and hide their light under a bushel. They say this because these particular words are Aramaic words borrowed from Greek words and supposedly Daniel did not have had these words at his disposal in the sixth century B.C. FREE Shipping … Some fill their life with many small compromises; yet tell themselves that they will stand firm when it really matters. The Whole Bible -------------------- c. The smell of fire was not on them: This demonstrates how complete their deliverance was. This whole account is a powerful illustration of the principle of Romans 12:1. ii. a. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold: There is considerable debate regarding when this happened. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. We get the feeling that prior to their statement he spoke kindly, almost in a fatherly manner to these "wayward boys." a. c. But if not: In this, the Jewish men show they had a good understanding and appreciation of submission to God. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! 1. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, This was an impressive orchestra. 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