The idea of worship is really what is at the crux of the matter.
The time to be counter-culture is when to integrate into the culture would mean to disobey the commandments of God.
The strength of their faith was not what determined the outcome.
A sovereign God will do whatever He wills and whatever will bring Him glory.
Most of the time, when we lose our temper, we don't act righteously. (James 1:19)
Christophany- an appearance of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament
God had intervened, He was able to save them and they were not alone in their situation.
Despite all appearances, God controls the affairs of mankind.
Our job is to trust Him.
a. We should be faithful to Him, no matter what.
b. We should be fearless of man, no matter what.