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(Daniel Chapter 6)

King Darius

About 2500 years ago, a king named Darius decided to divide his kingdom into 120 parts.  He chose leaders to rule over each part and he chose three presidents to rule over the leaders. One of the three presidents was Daniel, a man who loved and served God with his whole heart.

Daniel talked to God, continually.

Daniel stood out more than the other presidents because of his exceptional qualities, he had a wise and good spirit in him.  Because Daniel had a good heart King Darius planned to set  Daniel  over the whole kingdom.

Then the other presidents tried to find something that Daniel was doing that did not please the king. But, they could not find anything that Daniel was doing wrong.  Daniel was faithful and there was no error in him. Daniel was a man that could be trusted and he did not have any evil in him nor was he negligent, he always did what was right in the eyes of God. So these evil men said that they would not be able to find anything that Daniel was doing wrong that did not please the king, unless it was about how Daniel prayed and served his God.

The king signs a new law.

So they went to the king and asked him to make and sign a law that any person who prays to any god or man for the next thirty days, except to the king himself, will be put into a den of lions. Because the king did not know the evil that these men were planning against Daniel he signed the law that nobody, not even the king himself could change.

Daniel, continually asked God for help.

When Daniel knew that the law was signed, he went home and prayed and gave thanks to God three times a day, just like he always had done before.

Then the other presidents and leaders told the king that Daniel was praying to his God and going against the law the king had signed.

The king was sad and could not eat or sleep.

The king was sad. Why had he signed that law?  He did not want Daniel to die, but the king had signed a law that could not be changed.  So the king gave the order, and they threw Daniel into the lions’ den and had a big stone put across the opening of the lions’ den so that no one could get Daniel out.

King Darius spent the night without eating and he could not sleep. Early the next morning he went quickly to the lions’ den and said "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions"?


God keeps the lions from hurting Daniel.

Then Daniel answered the king and said " God sent his angel to close the lions’ mouths. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you , O king."

The king was very happy that Daniel was not hurt.

Now the king ordered that those evil men who accused Daniel to be thrown into the lions’ den along with their families -and the lions killed them.

The king writes a letter to all his people telling them that the God whom Daniel served is the true and living God.

Then King Darius wrote a letter to tell all the people in his kingdom to fear; to respect and to honor the God of Daniel. " For he is the living God...; he rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. So Daniel prospered while Darius was king and Daniel also prospered while Cyrus was king.

 Daniel was a man that had trusted in his God who delivered him from the mouths of the lions.

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