Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego would rather die than betray their Savior and comply with the One World Religion. They would not worship false gods. They would not bow to the image of the Beast. They would not obey a man above God. Whether they died in the fire or were delivered, they wanted to remain faithful to their God. Christ went with them into the fire and gave them strength and courage. He never left them until one way or the other, through death or deliverance, they came through the trial. He was their faithful protector and deliverer! He was their shelter and refuge! He was everything to them! He was the fourth man in the fire.