The King made a law that he could not reverse. Daniel served a God that he could not forsake. These two men were on a collision course that could only end up in one place, the Lions’ Den. So as the King lowered Daniel into the lions den, he had to accept his choice and hope that Daniel’s God was remarkable. As the night passed, the King prayed and waited and then in the morning, There was Daniel safe and sound. His fears abated, his faith changed and now Daniel would Prosper and the God of Israel would be honored through the empire.
As for those that tried to trick the King, well they ended badly. Following God is always the right choice, those that would not may have short term success, but often end badly due to their selfishness and greed. These men died at the fate of the lions they tried to feed Daniel to.
In our lives, trusting God is always the right answer. Though we may face difficulties, we see him walk through them with us and bring us out the other side. He meets our needs and prepares us for what lies ahead. We simply have to continue to trust him and follow him in all circumstances. When we do, he not only blesses us, but he changes the hearts of Kings and those that would forsake God. We will never know the impact we have on the lives of others simply because we remain faithful.
God Bless You
Then the men went as a group to King Darius and said to him, “Remember, Your Majesty, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king can be changed.”
16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”
17 A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed. 18 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.
19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”
21 Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! 22 My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”