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Out of context, maybe.

Movie trailers are sales pitches trying to draw you into the moment.

When we narrate real situations, we tend to cherry-pick, like a trailer,  to further our motive, good or bad. However, without the entire scene, a judgment or critique would be impossible.

At the movies, you see the actor’s Mind set and actions from beginning to end. 

In chapter three of the book of Daniel cites the following scriptures of what the leader did in some out of context moments.  “Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.

Dan.3.13,19,20 KJV Unfortunately, in this context, we lose the essence of what truly happened, from the beginning to the moment of God’s glory. Earlier in the chapter, the Chaldeans mesmerized Nebuchadnezzar to worship his ego and ordered everyone to stop what they were doing to worship his statue at certain times of the day, when certain instruments were played. Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego was standing for their God, the one God. They didn’t fear what Nebuchadnezzar could do to them.  Then something interesting happened, Nebuchadnezzar had a lightbulb moment. He went over to see the Hebrews being burnt in the fiery furnace and witness something special, the son of God and the other three protected by God. In the end, Nebuchadnezzar realized their God is God. He then made a rule that everyone within his lands to worship their God. Just think, we would not have got all this if we would have only taken the lines that talked about his anger. . Our assumption would have been completely wrong. 

The next time you watch the news, ask, does this reflect the truth or cherry-picked, maliciously doctored story? God always reveals the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.🙏🏾