Why they attack?
Good morning brothers and sisters. We all know the story of Daniel and the lion's den. But does everyone know how he got in the lion's den. The miracle is the lion's den but the reason why is what Christians should focus on. You heard me, the why they attacked and not the miracle. We all look at the miracle but forget as to why the miracle. But let's look at why Daniel was thrown into the lion's den. It just might give you some perspective. I am for one who will listen to the older generation and learn from history. It really has some very wonderful life lessons that if we heed, we may not need to repeat. Daniel 6: 1-9. We will look at the beginning and how it all came to be. 1- It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom, 2- and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. Now just those two verses kind of sound like how our government is ran. So is our government not ran the same way? Just asking! Just one more thing this points that God is in control of it all. 3- Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. Daniel followed God; that was his excellent spirit. He followed God and God made Him outstanding. 4- So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. See when we are fully committed to the Lord, they can truly bring no fault against you. They were jealous. But when God has His hand on you and what He has called you to do, NOTHING can stop it. Oh, I promise you the enemy will try. But stand on solid ground and he will get nowhere. 5- Then these men said, "We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God." See they had to attack God to get to Daniel. Remember that the next time you are going through something. They will attack God. They will attack Jesus. They will attack the Holy Spirit. That is what we must remember, it is not really against us but God. 6- So these governors and satraps thronged before the king, and said thus to him; "King Darius, live forever! 7- All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and the satraps, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into he den of lions. 8- Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter. 9- Therefore King Darius signed the written decree. They appealed to the king's pride. See that is the downfall of man, PRIDE!!!! See they could not find fault in Daniel because he followed the law, he lived true and honest but where was the one place they could get him-GOD!!!!! Remember this the next time you are being attacked. Repent, refresh, revive. Rise up children of God, rise up!