Bible Heroes: Daniel In The Lions' Den
Much can be learned from Daniel. He prayed as God instructed, in the morning, noon, and night. Nothing could interrupt Daniel’s prayers, for he was truly a man of God. In today’s society, this exact occurrence might be played out.
When King Darius chose Daniel to be the leader of some men, the men in question found disapproval in the fact, because Daniel was a Jew. As they schemed to get rid of Daniel, they didn’t know what power was encompassed in the prayers of Daniel. They also had not known of the wrath of God. They soon learned the hard way, that there is but one Son Of God.
King Darius of Babylon chose some men.
Daniel, a Jew, was the leader of them.
King Darius found favor in Daniel’s sight.
His men hated Daniel with all their might.
The men decided to create a plan
To make King Darius get rid of old Dan
Daniel worshiped God, and always prayed
So the men found proof of this one day.
They urged Darius to make a decree
Forbidding worship of anyone but he
Anyone caught disobeying this tenet
In the lion’s den will be their last minutes
The men watched Daniel; soon they found
He was praying to God, kneeling down
They quickly reported what they had seen
Darius, with regret, enforced the decree
He sadly ordered Daniel put in the den
The ravenous lions were awaiting him
The wicked men were happy and gay
Daniel will be gone, they got their way!
Darius spoke to Daniel, and said to him,
“Your God will deliver you from the den.”
In the night, Darius could not be still
Not quite sure of God’s power and skill.
Darius all night had not slept or ate
He was afraid to hear Daniel’s fate.
He would check early on his friend
At the mercy of death in the lion’s den
Darius went early to the lions’ den
Yelled the name of Daniel his friend
When Daniel answered, Darius knew
God had saved this faithful Jew.
The wicked men who planned this scheme
Were punished cruelly by Darius the King
The men, the wives, and the children of them
Were immediately tossed into the lions’ den
Darius then declared for all who would hear
“The God of Daniel is to be greatly feared
He delivers from the lions’ den