Kids' Bible Stories

Fiery Furnace

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King Nebuchadnezzar made a very big statue of gold and ordered everyone to worship it. The people who did not bow down to the idol would be thrown into a fire. Almost everyone was afraid and bowed down to the idol.

Now there were three men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who loved God very much. They refused to bow down to the golden idol. They only worshipped the true God of Abraham and Isaac. The King became very angry and had all three of them tied up and thrown into the middle of the fiery furnace.

After a while, the King looked into the fire. He saw not three, but four men in the fire. He was even more amazed to see them walking around in the fire, without being hurt. The Bible tells us that the fourth person was the Son of God, Jesus. He came to protect them for their faithfulness and trust in the Lord.

King Nebuchadnezzar was very surprised and called them to come out of the fire. Not even a hair on their bodies was burnt. The King said that only the true God could save someone from the furnace. He ordered that no-one say anything bad about the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.