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

            toward Jerusalem 

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

            God's hands!




                              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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