Tuesday, March 31, 2009

9 reasons why Daniel and the Lions Den is worth a re-reading

I was studying for Sunday's message and I came across a summary of some of the highlights of the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den in Daniel 6.
  1. Daniel was faithful even in old age (he was near or over 80)
  2. Daniel is a godly example (v. 5)
  3. Daniel was faithful to pray (10)
  4. Daniel was faithful in trials (16)
  5. Daniel was faithful in his testimony to God (16, 20)
  6. Daniel was rescued by God (22)
  7. Daniel saw a special manifestation of God (22)
  8. Daniel had a platform for a strong witness to God's rule (26-27)
  9. Daniel was blessed for his obedience (28)
Not too shabby of a story. Is it any wonder that kids (and grownups) love it.