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.” Daniel 3: 4-6
Do we worship man or God? Do we embrace truth or fantasy? Do we live by faith or sight? where is our salvation? Who is our deliverer? The madness of Contemporary life pulls in opposite directions at the same time. We confront heaven and hell. The heaven of progress and the hell of conformity. Bowing to the God of science while ceding our individual experience. We feel the suffocation of technology’s net while we become more dependent on our algorithms. Conform or die. Worship the image or face the fire of contempt, rejection and ridicule. Some have a deliverer made in their image promising greatness, others embrace science’s utopia, but it is all human props. They are houses built on sand. The human house divided destined for a fall. Can science deliver us from ourselves? Can it make us less bigoted or racist? Can science change our hearts? or make us wise unto salvation? Can the human messiah deliver us from the prison of hate? The blindness of our lust for power?
King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[c] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Daniel 3: 16-18