Daniel refused to pray to the king and was cast into the lion’s den because of his devotion. Not only did his bold stance make a statement about his faith, but it successfully witnessed to others as well.
- King Darius gave Daniel a pivotal position in establishing the new kingdom because he trusted in the excellent spirit apparent in him (6:1-9).
- When a political law contradicted Daniel’s religious devotion, he unashamedly practiced civil disobedience, fully aware of the consequences (6:10-18).
- God was able to save Daniel from the dangerous lions, and He was able to put the nation on notice regarding His undeniable power (6:19-28).
- Governmental powers consistently want people to believe that God’s blessings are channeled through their control (6:7).
- No one can cram for a test of adversity, so we better prepare along the way (6:10).
- Our rebellion always affects the people closest to us (6:24).
- Let the only complaint people have about you is how consistent you are with your God.
- Make your spiritual habits directed towards God and unashamed if witnessed by others.
- If following God brought you to it, trusting God will bring you through it.