When you wake up in the morning, do you look at yourself in the mirror? Is it going to be a bad-hair day? Oh dear… hope not.
No worries… mirrors are good coz they tell us what’s good and what needs to be fixed… wash your face, comb your hair, cover your freckles.. haha.. put on sunblock…
More than the physical, or skin-deep, I need to fix my inside.. how? Read on and find out..
My take-away from our family bible study on Daniel 1-4 on 8/5/2019
Abi said it’s all about God. Daniel is just but a character that points people to God – who God is, what He does, how He works. We often admire Bible or real life heroes and like to emulate their fine character, values and principles. It is important to remember that they are just but mirrors for us to see God and know God.
“Mirror” is what Dr. Charles Ringma wrote in the foreword of my book. “The value of this book… lies in seeing how the author has sought to live the gospel and to be a person of faith, prayer and service in the circumstances of her life. Thus, she is acting as a mirror. And the hope is that we will see more of the grace of God and more of who we are and who we need to become because we have taken the time to gaze into the mirror of this person’s life.”
The Loyalty Medal
Chapter 3 is about Daniel’s 3 friends being thrown and saved from the furnace of fire when they refused to bow to the statue of King Nebuchadnezzar.
Here are strong and firm statements which the 3 friends of Daniel declared to the king when they were questioned for their disobedience to the king’s law:
16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
Two important principles rule these men’s convictions to stand firm:
First, they believe that the God they serve is ‘able’ to save them from trouble.
Second, they believe that the God they serve is the only one worthy of their worship.
Even if God does not save us, we will still be loyal to him. What a declaration of loyalty! What a reminder for us!
When we see the mirrors of the God we believe in, do we see God is able?
When we make choices in our daily life, do we reflect that God is in control?
When people peek into the scenes – acts and words in the circumstances of our life, will they know that God alone is worthy of our worship?
Are we good mirrors of the God we claim to believe and worship?
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