King Nebuchadnezzar seems to have heard about the head of gold in his dream in Daniel 2 and proceeded to build an image of gold for everyone to bow down to. This created a real problem for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who served God.
So instead of bowing, they risked their lives to stay loyal to God. When God protected them in the furnace, Nebuchadnezzar blessed their God who delivered them when they trusted in Him and yielded their bodies instead of worshipping any other god.
One again, the example of these three men is an inspiration to all of us. Don’t bow to the false gods. Stay loyal to the Lord. Be willing to yield yourself and even die before serving any other god. Oh, that we had the same commitment and dedication to the Lord that these young men had!