Read Daniel 3 today.

Every time I read this chapter, I am bothered by the fact that Nebuchadnezzar built this large statue of himself. I suppose an elevated view of oneself may be a requirement for someone seeking to be king (and perhaps most other positions of leadership), but it rubs me the wrong way.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were men whose faith was in God. Not King Nebuchadnezzar. Not a manmade statue. Not their own plans. Not the promises nor threats of their government. Not the latest and greatest technology. You can tell where their faith really was because their actions matched their words.
We are also tempted by false gods. When the music starts, what, or whom, do you worship?
Daniel 3:1, 13-18 NLT
King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue ninety feet tall and nine feet wide and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.
[13] Then Nebuchadnezzar flew into a rage and ordered that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought before him. When they were brought in, [14] Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you refuse to serve my gods or to worship the gold statue I have set up? [15] I will give you one more chance to bow down and worship the statue I have made when you hear the sound of the musical instruments. But if you refuse, you will be thrown immediately into the blazing furnace. And then what god will be able to rescue you from my power?” [16] Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. [17] If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. [18] But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”