map shows the story of Daniel and the Lions' Den which happened after
Babylonia fell to the Medes and Persians!
Daniel was a humble, hardworking, Godly man from Israel that was captured
when Jerusalem was defeated by the Babylonians. God knew that Daniel had a
very strong faith and belief in Him; God also knew that Daniel would give
all of the glory to Him for whatever happened in his life.
The King of Persia made Daniel an important leader in the kingdom because he
was very smart and King Darius liked him. But the other leaders in the
kingdom didn't like that Daniel was above them because he was a captive from
Israel, he wasn't a Persian. They decided they would get Daniel in trouble
so the king would get rid of Daniel, but they couldn't do it because Daniel
was obeying all of the laws! The only way they could get Daniel in trouble
was by tricking the king into passing a new law; the law said that everyone
had to pray to King Darius and no other god or they would be thrown into the
Daniel would pray to God everyday and he continued to do so from
his window, even after the law was passed. Daniel was caught praying to God
so they threw him into a den of hungry lions! The Bible says that God sent
an angel to protect Daniel from the lions, and the next day Daniel was taken
out of the lions' den without a scratch! King Darius was so happy that God
protected Daniel and he told the story to all the people of his empire.
The stories of Daniel are very encouraging, especially when you
realize that Daniel was a normal person just like you and me. Focus entirely
on God, and may He bless and protect you like Daniel!
Daniel and the Lion's Den for Big Kids
The study of
Daniel is very important in the study of the
Bible, let's pray:
Dear Jesus, we thank you for Daniel, he was a man who was
recognized by everyone for his faith in the LORD. Thank you that you chose to
reveal your miracles and wisdom in such a man. Thank you Lord that you stand
with your people, and thank you that there are
fearless people like Danielwho are not afraid to call upon your name you when there
Help us to be stronger. We love you. In Jesus name… Amen!
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