Daniel 3: 13-18.
Threat does not initially come as threat but as reasoning with the LORD’s people, showing them what they stand to gain in the process of their involvement and the repercussion of not complying will be suggested in a civil manner. It is possible that some people give in to these witty reasoning but those who have resigned all to GOD in worship would never change the direction of their worship away from GOD.
Because of their understanding of what is happening and what the end result will be, they would decline this proposal that has been fortified with subtle threats but their refusal is not primarily based on their understanding but on their total trust and unchanging allegiance to GOD even if HE will not save them from the danger ahead. This is Devotion!
GOD is the reason why we are where we are and HE must also be the reason for all we do. Our motive is GOD and GOD alone. Trusting HIM till death is a perfect example of giving our lives to HIM . . .