Listen to Pastor Steve Hoden speak about the idols that tempt us through intentional conditioning, which is easier to see in others than in ourselves.
We read about three of Daniel’s friends that resisted the king’s command. The king did not like that they would not agree to worship his new very tall golden statue, because that spot in their hearts was already taken, even if it meant sacrificing their lives. Some people can’t resist moving, especially if there is a motivational soundtrack and irresistible incentives, but these men were dancing to a different tune, written by God Himself. They stayed cool, even when Pharaoh turned up the heat.