Monday, July 13, 2015

Sister Kramer: Keep the Lord on Our Side

This week was great we got transfer letter and both Sister Yadernuk and I are staying together which is exciting. I am happy to be staying her in Wolfville the ward here is great they are so loving and inviting.

This week i was studying the story in the Old Testament about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in Daniel Ch. 3.

So the Story is about a wicked king who makes a gold idol and he tells his people that every time they hear the trump sound they have to bow and worship the idol and anyone that doesn't will be thrown into a furnace!

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego were followers of christ so they would not bow down to this idol and when the king found out he was so mad that he told his servant to make the fire 7 times hotter then normal!

22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.
 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
 26 ¶Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
 27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coat changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.

My favourite part iwhen they came out of the fire and it says that "nor the smell of the fire had passed on them" they didnt even smell like smoke! 

David A. Bednar in a face to face with the youth said this is like being in the world but not of the world...that now adays things that a immoral are literately thrown at us just like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego we are thrown into the fiery furnace of the world but if we are like these men and keep the Lord on our side we will be able to walk away with out even the smell of the smoke of the world on us.

Love you guys :)
Sister Kramer   


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