Today’s reading is meant to be an inspirational story. The king of Babylon throws the three men into the fiery furnace. They trust completely in their God. They don’t know if God will save them or not, but they trust that He can. Centuries later, the Jews are suffering under another tyrant. This story of the fiery furnace was meant to inspire them to stay faithful to God amid their hardships. How do we motivate ourselves to remain faithful to God?