Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tree of Life Day 37: Daniel 1-6

I've often wondered if I could genuinely make some of the statements in the Bible that I love to quote.  Try this one on for size:  to live is Christ, to die is gain.  What does that look like when you have cancer and have been told to get your house in order?  When you're a soldier who is laboring under the attack of an enemy and trying to save yourself and your comrades?

Or this one from today's reading:  "If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of your hand, O King.  But if not, be it known to you, O King, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up" (Daniel 3.17-18).

Gutsy.  Courageous.

A celebrated statement of faith, no doubt.  And rightly so.

But could it have been my statement?  Could it have been yours?

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