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?
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.
- Meat or Vegetables? (bongodogblog.com)