The Lion’s Den

“Then Daniel said to the king, ‘O king, live forever! My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.’ Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.”
– Daniel 6:21-23

 

“Not everyone who undergoes religious persecution receives miraculous deliverance like Daniel’s. But, all together, the martyrs have given a witness to a watching world that true faith cannot be stamped out, no matter what the penalty. A miracle spared Danien’s life; an even greater miracle took place in those around him. Stirred by Daniel’s faith, the Persian ruler issued a decree that everyone in his kingdom must fear and reverence ‘the God of Daniel.’ ”
– Philip Yancey

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