“I Choose to Fill My Life with Things That Invite the Spirit,” Friend, Aug. 2012, 40–41
We can read in the Bible an amazing story about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. King Nebuchadnezzar threw these three friends into a fiery furnace because they refused to worship a golden image he had created. The three Israelites told the king they would worship only God. Because the young men were faithful, God delivered them from the furnace and saved their lives. (See Daniel 3.) This story is about trusting in God and being faithful and courageous. It is also about good friends who help each other choose the right.
Together, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego chose to keep their promise to worship only God. They chose to have faith that God would save them. They chose to not fear the king but to trust in God. President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, said, “All of us need true friends to love us, to listen to us, to show us the way, and to testify of truth to us” (“True Friends,” Ensign, May 2002, 29).
Remember, good friends will make a difference in your life by helping you choose the right. Look for friends like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and be a friend like they were!