A Stage 217 Devotional by Alex Perez

”“But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”“  -Daniel‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭(NKJV)‬‬


 'We Do Not Serve Your gods...' 

  Taking that step out of grade school is a huge step, you're one step closer to high school, the big stage! It was in my JR high years where I believe I failed to see the distractions that started to fill my life: sports, desiring a girlfriend, hanging out, etc. I know at first glance these may be innocent things, but all the time I poured into them, made them idols in my life. I had no time to dedicate to the Lord; I was living for what the world offered. 

      Looking at these three men of God, I see boldness, loyalty, and faith to God. They are about to be burned alive for disobeying the kings orders, but they still stand strong in faith. Wow, how bold are they to go against the grain of those around them and declare to serve nothing but the living God! Today, we need to stand up against the opposition and deny the king of this world and its "golden images" which seem so appealing. Be a generation which shouts, "let it be known,... We do not serve your Gods." 


Lord, give me bold faith to stand for Your name alone in a world full of distraction regardless of what everyone around me may be doing. 

Max Perez