There are too many prophetic interpretations in the book of Daniel that makes its reading difficult. But apart from them, the plain stories about the figures serve as good encouragement for those living in oppression and suffering. During the time of Nebuchadnezzar, as mentioned in Chapter 3, the three Jewish sages, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, were forced to follow the custom in Babylon. Even though they were threatened to be thrown into the blazing furnace, they refused to serve the false gods and worship their statues. They believed that the Lord would save them. But their faith in the Lord was not built on the result. They insisted on their loyalty even if the Lord didn’t save them. – Daniel 3:18. I know some immature believers, mainly Chinese, merely treat Christianity as one of the folk religions they get to know. Praying, bible reading, and Sunday sermons are for them as much as a fortune-telling practice. We are surrounded by various temptations, frustrating news, and plausible values. Some Christians have already lost hope in the Lord and have given in. Live out our convictions by not compromising our conscience and keeping the Lord our main focus. It is the real meaning of the third pillar in our school motto – Loyalty to our life mission.