Daniel 3:18 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.”

The Hebrew boys were faced with a consequence if they didn’t bow down to the statue. As we can see, they didn’t compromise on their beliefs. In the face of death, they chose to remain faithful to God.

There are people in the world whose lives are being threatened because they’re a Christian. They’re forced to make a decision to denounce Christianity or die. I say you, don’t bow. Trust God to deliver you.

For the rest of us, our consequences may not be as severe, but certain situations will require us to make a decision. We may be working in a company where it’s the norm to fudge the numbers a little bit. Don’t bow. Stay honest and do what’s right even if it may cost you a promotion. There may be an attractive person asking you to sleep with him/her. Don’t bow. Honor God in your body.

Let’s not compromise our beliefs or go against the word of God to stay alive, get ahead, or please our flesh. Do what’s right in the sight of God and rely on Him to guard, defend, and protect you.