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LionDenby Rev. Dr. Henry Vernon
My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths, so that they have not hurt me.
Daniel 6:22
Recommended Reading - Daniel 6:10-11
Psalm 11:3 asks: "If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Sometimes we feel we're living in the reality of that verse. As humanism and secularism erode the Judeo-Christian foundations of society, Christians face hostility from a secular culture.

The prophet Daniel might respectfully say, "Welcome to the club" or, more accurately, to the "den." At the time of the events in Daniel 6, the aged prophet had devoted a lifetime to the welfare of the Babylonian and Persian empires. He had guided the affairs of state with wisdom. Even his enemies "could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him" (Daniel 6:4). But they hated him anyway and conspired to feed him to the lions.

The lions, of course, missed their meal because the angel of the Lord shut their mouths. In due time, He will shut the mouths of our critics too. In the meantime, dare to be a Daniel, and let the growling of the lions be a time for growing in the Lord.

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His enemies had counted on the lions taking care of Daniel. What they hadn't counted on was his God taking care of Daniel. 

Tony Evans

1 Chronicles 13-16

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