Who was the fourth man walking around in the fire?


He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” Daniel 3:25
            There’s much speculation about the identity of the fourth person in the fire with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
            Some say it was an angel whose job it was to protect the three men who stood up the king and refused to worship his idol.
            Others say it was Jesus Christ, zeroing in on Nebuchadnezzar’s words about the fourth man looking “like a son of the gods.”  The king knew nothing about Jesus so he could not have been directly talking about Him, but maybe God inspired his words to help us see the possibilities.
            Jesus never referenced his appearance in the fire when He spoke in the Gospels so all we have is speculation, but it’s pretty cool to think Jesus would have jumped into the fire to save these men just as He has saved us from the fires of hell.