Three of Daniels friends were tested in Daniel Chapter 3. Their names were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. We know the three men by these names that were given to them when they came to Babylon. This is most like because of the famous song of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
The best rendition of this song that I have personally have heard, was sung by Ford Leary a member of Larry Clinton's orchestra.
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" Proverbs 22:6
This refusal of not bowing to the whims of any unjust law, which most likely exists simply because someone wrote something on a piece of paper, can be compared to the events in Revelation 13 when in the end times people will be told they must receive a mark, which is probably something inside of their bodies, to be able to buy and sell (mark of the beast). When that time comes will there be any parents teaching their children not to receive the mark like the parents of Shadrach, Meshach, or Abednego? Will there be any families that will produce children that will have courage to stand for the light of the gospel instead of just being politically correct, and bowing to any and every new anti-biblical and politically correct thought that comes along? Luke 18:8
In Daniel 3:8 certain Chaldean men who were jealous of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego's position within the Babylonian Government, told Nebuchadnezzar of their non-compliance. Nebuchadnezzar had Daniel's friends appear in front of him, confronted them, and reminded them that if they do not bow to his idol they will be thrown into a specially made large furnace that was used to make the idol with, but this was their test. The size of the furnace can be visualized this way: the gold for this project had to be poured in one shot, or at one time, because gold couldn't have been poured in layers.The furnace had to accommodate enough gold at one time to produce an idol 60 cubits high. So the furnace was large enough to contain Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego with plenty of room to spare.
The reason I said it was a test is because in the book of Daniel we are told 3 different times that Judah was handed over to Nebuchadnezzar by Father Yahweh because of their wickedness. It can also be said that Father Yahweh created the evil of this test simply to test these three men; Isaiah 45:7.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down to the idol made of gold. This is directly against the First Commandment.
We all know that these three men, when given a second chance, still refused; Daniel 3:17-18. They knew Father Yahweh had the supernatural ability to save them, and he also had the option of letting them perish to have them escape the wickedness of the situation; Isaiah 57:1, and it didn't really matter to these three men either way. This is because if one be in Christ, then Christ is also in them; John 17:21 It's also true that if you follow the laws of Yahweh and are one of his sheep, and people hate you, or in this case want to kill you, then it's not you per se that they are rejecting. What they are actually doing is rejecting the Father and his word.
The most important concept I would like people to get from this post is this: It really doesn't matter if you're in Babylon or not like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, but what is important is that Babylon is not inside of you.
Praise the Lord for his ongoing mercy!