Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished Nigerians to always stand by the truth in their daily lives in order to honour God and secure His intervention.
Osinbajo gave the charge in a sermon he delivered on Sunday to the congregation at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Jesus House, Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Central Area, Abuja.
In the sermon titled ”The Image of Gold”, the acting president said a decision to stand by the truth always entails a level of discomfort or even outright persecution, but that God will always show up to justify the righteous.
Taking his text from the Book of Daniel Chapter 3 verses 1 to 29, Osinbajo, a pastor of the RCCG, recalled the story of Shedrach, Meshach and Abednego who refused to bow to the golden image of the idol as ordered by Nebuchadnezzar, the then King of the global empire of Babylon.
He said the three Jewish young men, who were then being held in captivity in Babylon, refused to bow to that golden image as a result of which they were hauled into the pit of fire.
Osinbajo said the captives survived the fiery fire because the Living God was with them in the fire, adding that God honoured His word in their situation as He promised in the Book of Isaiah 43: 2.
”When God showed up in the fire through His Son, it was the first direct appearance of God in the Old Testament. If they had chosen to bow to the golden image and thereafter seek to make amends through prayer and fasting, it would not have helped them.
”It is when you are passing through fire that you make a choice for God to honour Him. God said He will show up then,” the acting president said.
Osinbajo said that in every circumstance of life, people, especially Christians, must stand up to what is right and just.topics from