Dairus’ men knew they would never find any basis for charges against Daniel; unless it had something to do with the law of his God. You see, even godly people face horrific battles in this world.
These government leaders were intensely jealous of Daniel. Try as they may, they could not catch him in a lie or any type of deception. Daniel’s enemies appealed to the inflated ego of King Darius. They suggested that he should require everyone in the kingdom to bow down and pray only to him; for thirty days or be thrown into the lions’ den. This sounded good to Darius so he implemented the law. Daniel would not cower or compromise.
This man of God went straight home, threw open the window and prayed toward Jerusalem. He continued his three times a day habit, for all to observe.
The spying officials intentionally walked past Daniel’s house to see and hear him praying before His God. They quickly went to tattle-tell their testimony before the king. Try as he may, the king realized his law entrapped his most trusted servant. King Darius tried to argue his way out but he had no choice but to enforce the law he had decreed.
As Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den. the king yelled out, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!” The king hardly slept that night and at day break, ran to check on Daniel.
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What a demonstration of God’s awesome power! God always rescues his people, sometimes from death and disaster and at other times through death or despite dire circumstances. He is there to comfort, calm, strengthen and exalt His children.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, may I live like I believe You will rescue me; in your time and in your way. I’m praying you will shut the mouths of the lions in my life. I know you are with me and promised to never leave me nor forsake me. Thank You Lord. In Your Name I pray. Amen