Lion

Daniel’s diplomatic service spanned 70 years, serving under numerous kings in two different empires. Daniel’s colleagues coveted his position. Their jealousy led to lying and a willingness to murder Daniel.

Lesson 6 - Confidence in the Crisis

When our will conflicts with God’s will—and we choose His will instead of our own—our commitment to Him deepens. Christian character is developed when our faith is tested. God often allows us to experience temptations to enable us to grow.

Throughout his life, Daniel faced significant temptations. As he met these temptations through the power of God, his faith grew. The story of Daniel in the lions’ den is a familiar one, but it contains vital lessons of courage for end-time Christians.

Intrigue in the Palace: Questions 1-3

Question 1

God richly blessed Daniel’s faithfulness. His diplomatic service spanned seventy years. He served under numerous kings in two different empires. Daniel’s life illustrates the biblical principle, “Those who honor Me I will honor” (1 Samuel 2:30, NKJV).

Daniel’s colleagues coveted his position. Their jealousy led to lying, and lying led to the willingness to murder Daniel.

Question 2

Jealous of Daniel’s position, these Medo-Persian statesmen resorted to a conspiracy of lies. Their greed led them to be willing to put Daniel to death. Cherished in the heart, sin puts down it’s roots and produces ugly fruit.

Question 3

Daniel’s final test revolved around the question of true and false worship. It centered in the counterfeit versus the genuine.