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Week 32 Day 7
Daniel was another of the Jewish exiles
who would not compromise
his principles in order
to save his physical life
There are three kings mentioned
in the book of Daniel
and Daniel survived them all!
Daniel was one who remembered his heritage
He prayed three times a day
that's a lot for a busy man
He prayed at home
on his knees
facing the open window
With a regimen like that
there was no way
he was going to forget
who he was and
where he had come from!
An interesting twist to this story
is that the king of Babylon
was on Daniel's side
right from the start!
Daniel possessed an attitude of faith
whatever God does
it will be OK
whether I live
whether I die
my life is in
UNAUTHORIZED PRAYER 3x a day, face Jerusalem, kneel and give thanks: it's enough to stop a hungry lion. Daniel 6
1King Darius set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty
satraps; 2and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was
one. 3Daniel distinguished himself because an excellent spirit
was in him; the king thought to setting him over the whole realm.
4The governors and satraps sought to find some charge
against Daniel; but they could find no fault. 5Then these men
said, "We shall not find any charge unless we find it against
him concerning the law of his God."
6So they thronged before the king and said: " O King,
7we have consulted together to establish a royal statute, that
whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you,
shall be cast into the den of lions. 8Now, O king, sign the
writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of
the Medes and Persians." 9Therefore Darius signed the decree.
10When Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went
home. In his upper room, with his windows open toward
Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day,
and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom.
13Then these men said before the king, "Daniel, one of the
captives from Judah, does not show due regard for you, but
makes his petition three times a day." 13The king was greatly
displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver
him. 15Then these men said, "O king, no decree or statute
which the king established may be changed."
16So they brought Daniel and cast him into the den of lions.
18The king spent the night fasting; no musicians were brought
before him. Also his sleep went from him. 19He arose very
early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions.
22Then Daniel said, "My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was
found innocent before Him."
23Now the king was exceedingly glad for him. So Daniel
was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found
on him, because he believed in his God.
25Then Darius wrote: 26The God of Daniel is the living
God, His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed,
27He delivers and rescues, and He works signs on earth.
28So Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the
reign of Cyrus the Persian. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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