Today's readings taught us not to worship those false idols, like the Golden Calf that Shadrach, Meshach
, and Abednego refused to worship," he said Wednesday evening.
From left to right their names were Shadrach, Meshach
, and Abednego--promising survival in the fiery furnace of the workweek--then came Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, with gifts of hope and leisure.
Belgrave, 21, of Aldbourne Road, Radford, Coventry, admitted driving with no insurance and possessing cannabis.
Beyond the visiting professor, Green said he was inspired by the Old Testament story of Shadrach, Meshach
and Abednego (Daniel 3:1) who refused, under threat of being thrown into a "fiery furnace," to bow down before an idol instead of worshipping God.
It was seen sublimely in the refusal of Shadrach, Meshach
, and Abednego to obey the laws of Nebuchadnezzar because a higher moral law was involved.
Like Daniel they receive new, foreign names, Shadrach, Meshach
and Abed-nego (Dan.
They could recount in detail the legend of Icarus's fatal flight toward the fiery sun but had never heard of Shadrach, Meshach
and Abednego's deliverance from Nebuchadnezzar's fiery furnace.
Recent examples of the sissy include Hollywood Montrose as Meshach
Taylor in the Mannequin (1987, 1991), Prince Edward in Braveheart (1995), Gregory, Jean Girard's husband in Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby (2006), Sally in Con Air (1997), or in The Longest Yard (2005).
Compare Daniel 3:1-30 (entering of Shadrach, Meshach
, and Abednego into the fiery furnace, wherefrom they emerge utterly unharmed), with 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 (Pope Paul VI's discourse on purgation).
Hebrews 11:5-7, NASB) Through faith in God David destroyed Goliath against all odds, Shadrach, Meshach
and Abed-nego were protected in the fiery furnace, Daniel was not eaten by the lions, Gideon was victorious, the sick were healed, the lame walked, the blind could see and the dead was raised.
Fearing God and not fearing those who kill the body is exactly what Shadrach, Meshach
, and Abednego did.
Starring: Jeff Fahey, Ami Dolenz, Carrie Genzel, Meshach
Taylor, Rick Dean, Frank Novak