Daniel in the Lions’ Den

“Sometime later during the reign of Darius the Mede, a plot is laid against Daniel by those opposed to his rise to greater power.  The end result is that Daniel is placed in a den of lions but saved from harm by the God to whom he faithfully prays.  The incident allows an interesting insight into Darius, who (at least for a time) is even evangelistic on behalf of this marvelous ‘God of Daniel.'”

Read:  Daniel 6:1-28

“Darius’ enthusiasm for the ‘God of Daniel’ is evidently not long-lived.  There is no evidence that Babylon did in fact turn to God.  On the contrary, it appears that Darius’ character is so unaffected that he betrays his own nation.

So ends the power of the great Babylonian Empire, just as the prophets had foretold.  Never again will it rise to a position of great power.  Concurrent with the change of rule in Babylon, Daniel leaves the palace and his position of governmental prominence, and yet Daniel finds favor under the new Persian government as well.”

Read:  Daniel 1:21

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.