I love the book of Daniel, and more specifically, the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Their story of perseverance and faith is one we should all ascribe to.
Let’s look at chapter 3. King Nebuchadnezzar has built a golden altar nine feet wide and ninety feet tall. Once it is completed there is a big ceremony for the grand opening. At the ceremony, we see this in verse 4:
4) “Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: 5) As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6) Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”