How to be United with Others

"If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand." -Daniel 3:17, NIV

In contrast to Nebuchadnezzar, who was clutching after what God had warned him he could not keep if he did not change, several young Hebrew men demonstrated “yieldedness” to God’s purpose for them. They were willing to give up careers, friendships, and lives to follow their Lord. In this yieldedness, we see the Lord fulfill their needs.

In our relationships with one another, we often grab and clutch to force our own needs to be met. In contrast, we see these young men guide us down the pathway to fulfilling relationships. They were not only a strength to one another as they stood for what they believed, but they saw the Lord confirm His relationship with them as He moved into their situation.

The Lord knows how much we need to be united with others; He created us that way. Rather than clutching, however, we need to let go.

If you will seek the kingdom of God first and yield all you have to His purposes, He has promised to meet all your needs, including your relational needs.