Do you find yourself sometimes residing in the proverbial “lions den?”
Are you experiencing opposition in your life?
Lions den represents a place of trial, pain, opposition, and attack.
But, I don’t want our focus to be on the lion’s den, but on Daniel’s den.
The Lions in Daniel’s Den
Today we are going to take a look at Daniel’s Den—his domain—his way of living under the truth and lordship of God.
In Daniel, we have a person who possessed qualities that demonstrated total loyalty to God and His plan!
The Qualities of Kingdom Living
In Daniel’s Den we find Uncompromising Integrity.
Daniel was the real thing.
He was a genuine follower of God.
Throughout his life, Daniel lived under the premise to do life in the light of aways honoring God.
Application: The surrendered life is a life that lives to honor God (publically and privately).
In Daniel’s Den we find Strategic Prayer.
Daniel was a man of prayer.
Daniel developed a strategic, deliberate, and committed approach to prayer.
This approach to prayer was motivated in honor of God and to walk in obedience to God and His plan.
Application: Strategic prayer is essential for the follower of Christ.
One simply cannot follow Christ except he/she enters a committed, consistent prayer life.
In Daniel’s Den we find Impressive Threats.
Even a man of faith, like Daniel, will face challenges and challenging people.
This is where faith is tested.
The lions Daniel faced were real—and deadly.
Life lesson: Daniel purposed in his heart to honor God, regardless of whether or not he would survive or not.
Application: As followers of Christ, we will face real threats, real challenges, and real obstacles.
Paul was assaulted.
Peter was arrested.
James was executed.
John was excited.
Jesus was crucified.
In Daniel’s Den we find Faithful Obedience.
Although Daniel was willing and ready to die for His faith in God, God chose to use Daniel’s faithful obedience to demonstrates His purpose and power.
Daniel continued to demonstrate unwavering obedience and faith in the God who reigns supreme.
His work ethic.
His prayer life.
His faith in the face of adversity.
His victory over pain.
Application: Everyone of us our witnesses and proclaimers of God.
The Question is: What are we demonstrating in our witness and are we proclaiming accurately the truth of God by our life?
In Daniel’s Den we find God Glorified
Daniel believed God, and that settled it with him.
Now, in ancient times, as is now, there is the idea that if now
In Daniel’s Den we find the Glory of God.
When Daniel survived the lion’s den, the King recognized that Daniel’s God is God.
As followers of Christ, we would learn well to grasp the life and commitment of Daniel:
The Reality of Threats and Difficulties
To God be the Glory.
But, we can’t do this by mere will power or wishful thinking.
We can only do this by placing our complete trust in Jesus Christ.
Though Daniel was an impressive figure, he was imperfect.
But, there is One who is perfect in every way: Jesus
It is faith through Christ that gives us the victory.