Exodus 20:2-3 NIVUKI am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
You shall have no other gods before me.
Daniel 3:13 – 18 NLTNebuchadnezzar flew into a rage and ordered that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought before him. When they were brought in, Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you refuse to serve my gods or to worship the gold statue I have set up? I will give you one more chance to bow down and worship the statue I have made when you hear the sound of the musical instruments. But if you refuse, you will be thrown immediately into the blazing furnace. And then what god will be able to rescue you from my power?
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up. ‘’
May the blessings of this day radiate through your smile,
Be helpful through your hands
Encourage through your words
And shine through your heart
As you seek to put God first in all you do. Amen
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