Blazing Furnace

20 May

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and ? in the blazing furnaceHey person, you aren’t going to tell me another story about that vegetarian guy are you?

Yeah, Daniel. That’s the one.

You’re not? You’re going to tell me about his friends? Did they eat meat?

Okay, I’ll listen to the story.

My person says that King Nebuchadnezzar …Did King Nebuchadnezzar eat meat?

I’m listening.

King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold that was ninety feet high and nine feet wide. Wow, that’s big.

Then the king summoned all his government officials and told them that whenever they heard music playing they had to fall down and worship the image of gold. And if they didn’t worship they would be thrown into a blazing furnace.

Daniel’s three friends who came to Babylon with Daniel and ate vegetables with him – I knew it! – wouldn’t fall down and worship the image and some astrologers told on them.

I bet they were so hungry for meat that they would have worshiped it if it was a giant steak.

Yes, I’m listening.

King Nebuchadnezzar was very angry and he gave Daniel’s friends one last chance to worship. He told them if they refused to worship they would be thrown immediately into the blazing furnace. Ouch!

I hope Daniel’s friends are going to worship. That furnace would be hot.

They didn’t? They told King Nebuchadnezzar what?

They told King Nebuchadnezzar that God could save them and even if He didn’t they would not serve his gods or worship the image he had set up.

King Nebuchadnezzar was furious and he had the furnace heated up seven times hotter than usual. He had Daniel’s friends tied up and thrown into the furnace, but the furnace was so hot that it killed the soldiers that took them up there.

Daniel’s three friends fell into the furnace, but King Nebuchadnezzar saw four men walking around in there untied and unharmed. He said that the fourth looked like a son of the gods. He approached the opening of the furnace and told Daniel’s friends to come out. When they did they weren’t burned at all and they didn’t even smell like fire.

King Nebuchadnezzar was so impressed he wouldn’t let anyone say anything against God and he promoted Daniel’s friends.

Hey person, they should have thrown some meat in that blazing furnace. They could have had a tasty meal while they were in there.


Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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23 responses to “Blazing Furnace

  1. colliesofthemeadow

    May 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Great Post Bongo!!
    Dont you love how God protected them? I agree, they should’ve ate steak and sat there laughing at the king with too long of a name. 🙂 Great post and keep up the wonderful biblical posdts and your witty comments! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks Collies. I agree – they should have eaten steak and laughed at the king.

  2. wdednh

    May 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    “Hey person, they should have thrown some meat in that blazing furnace. They could have had a tasty meal while they were in there.”
    They did, They throw 3 bodies in the furnace.
    Great Post

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      Wdednh, it’s a good thing what they threw in the furnace didn’t cook. Thanks for commenting.

  3. rumpydog

    May 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm


    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Rumpy, the fire’s there – do you think we can get our people to bring the meat?

  4. Sunshine

    May 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I agree Bongo, BBQ. Great stuff and hey, great story here. 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Sunshine. Since we have such a hot fire I think I’ll invite all my blogging friends over for a barbecue.

      • Sunshine

        May 21, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        I’ll be right over as soon as I hear your big bark call Bongo!!

      • Bongo

        May 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        Woo Woo! Bark!

      • Sunshine

        May 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm


  5. weelilwimsy

    May 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    This is one of my absolute favorites! Great story Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Weelilwimsy. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Bassetmomma

    May 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    That is a great story Bongo, but bbq sounds good!

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks Bassetmomma. I’m waiting for my person to bring home the meat.

  7. Mumsy

    May 21, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Sweet Bongo are you sure you were listening to that great story or were you just thinking about some yummy meat all that time. 🙂 We love that story! Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Mumsy and Chancy. I have to admit that I was thinking more about yummy meat than the story. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  8. eripanwkevin

    May 21, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Woo woo!!! I’m glad that those Daniel’s friends were not burtn up! Phew!!! 🙂
    After seeing the scene that those Daniel’s friends got out of the furnace, the King Nebchadnezzar became a good King?

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Kevin, God still had to do a lot more work on King Nebuchadnezzar before he became a good king.

  9. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    May 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Hey Bongo,

    I’m glad they weren’t hurt buddy – I always like a happy ending 🙂

    Hope you’re having a fun day 🙂

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Hey Snoopy, I’m glad they weren’t hurt too. Don’t get into too much mischief – or at least don’t let your people find out about it.

  10. spiritusursus

    August 21, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    “MEAT! Meat! Venison steaks! We want us some venison steaks! (…and a bunny.)”
    ~Four dogs & three cats

    • Bongo

      August 27, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Four Dogs & Three Cats, I’m definitely with you on that meat thing. I’m starting to drool just waiting for it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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