In Daniel chapter three King Nebuchadnezzar was leading a nation divided by race, economic status, and religion, much like America today. To unify his nation, he created a golden image and required the entire nation to worship the image in hopes of generating some type of national unification. Now Nebuchadnezzar knew that he needed to give his law some teeth, so he instituted a penalty of being put in the furnace for not worshiping the image. Nebuchadnezzar’s fatal mistake was that he chose to unify the nation behind something that was in strict contradiction to scripture, as God had already decreed that we should have no other gods. If you are at all spiritually minded, you know that it was not really Nebuchadnezzar’s law it was Satan’s. You see there are only two controlling entities in this world, God and Satan and anything that is not of God is of Satan. At this juncture God’s children had a decision to make, bow to the image or face the furnace. All but three chose to bow to the image. The three men who did not bow had to endure the fear of the furnace, but God protected them. After Nebuchadnezzar saw how God protected these three men, he unified the nation properly behind the one true God and promoted the three men. I believe that America is currently building the image of unification and will soon be demanding that we bow or face the furnace. Like then this is also an opportunity to change the nation if we stand for God. God did not protect Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and cause the nation to be changed because of who they were, He protected them because of what they decided to do, and soon we will be faced with similar decisions.