Studies in Daniel – Chapter 6

Prophet Daniel in Augsburg Cathedral

Prophet Daniel in Augsburg Cathedral (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lesson 6

Daniel 6:10, 16-22

L-I-O-N-S

See also: Ps. 30:5; James 5:15; Prov. 15:8; Ps. 91:11-13; Dan. 3:25; I Thess 5:17

Litigation v. 5 A law made of jealousy was used to condemn Daniel.

Intercession –  v. 10 Daniel prayed. He prayed not the first nor the last time.

Oath v. 15-16 The King was true to his oath.

Night of trial v. 17-18 Daniel was tested, and the King was tested. When Daniel met the lions,   there was no smell of fear.

Salvation v. 21-22  God’s angle came again. The angel came to the furnace, and the angel came to the lions’ den.

Exemplary Story : A man in Tennessee was said to have met a bear and her cub.  He knew the bear, and respected her.  About to turn away he spotted a cougar.  To his surprise the bear came to his rescue and defeated the cougar.  Likewise we are rescued by our God.

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Studies in Daniel — Chapter 1

The prophet Daniel

Studies in Daniel — Chapter 1

Daniel 1:8-14

See also Heb. 11:6; Prove 8:5-6; Deut. 6:24-25; Luke 9:62; Isaiah 55:8-9; James 2:18

FAVOR

Faith as a foundation – Faith is a base to build upon.

Attuning to God’s will – Daniel asked and found what the will of God is.

Venture that validates – Daniel acted on his faith by making a decision, a commitment

Obedience – Once he decided he had to act on that decision to be faithful.

Reliance of righteousness – Once begun Daniel continued until there was a positive outcome.

Exemplary story – In 1936 Jesse Owens, the grandson of a slave, won an Olympic gold medal in Munich, Germany.  Adolph Hitler was noticeably absent from the ceremony.  This intentional slight did not discourage Jesse Owens from being a winner with favor.