Summary: The faithfulness of Daniel displayed during testing

Daniel Chapter 6-‘The Lions Den’

I. Daniel’s Prosperous Position (v.1-3)

A. The First President (v.1)

B. The King’s Purpose (v.2)

C. The Preferred President (v.3)

II. The Presidents & Princes Plot (v.4-9)

A. The Findings of the Princes & Presidents (v.4)

1. His faultlessness [His Christlike Conduct]

2. His faithfulness [His Christlike Discipline]

3. His flawless testimony [His Christlike Character]

B.The Plot & Political Gathering (v.5-9)

1. Focus on Daniel’s Religion (v.5)

2. Firm Decree Established (v.6-9)

III. Daniels Praying & Predicament (v.11-17)

A.His Pattern of Praying (v.11)

1. He obeys God rather than man (Acts 5:29)

2. He followed the Biblical plan (II Chronicles 6:34ff)

3. He followed the Biblical position (I Kings 8:54; Ezra 9:5; Luke 22:41; Acts 7:60; 9:40; 20:36)

4. He followed the Biblical principle (I Thessalonians 5:17,18)

5. He continued his Biblical practice (Psalm 55:17)

B.Their Assembly, Accusation & Admonishment (v.11-13,15)

C.The King’s Displeasure, Inability to Deliver,Encouragement(v.14, 16)

D.Daniel Sealed in the Lion’s Den (v.17)

IV. The King’s Response & Daniel’s Protection (v.18-23)

A.The King’s Attempt to Appease (v.18)

B.The King Arises & Addresses Daniel (v.19,20)

C.The Miraculous Deliverance of Daniel (v.21,22)

D.The Release & Reason for Daniel’s Deliverance (v.23)

V. The Rightful Retribution of the Enemies of Daniel (v.24)

VI. The Lord is Honored & Glorified (v.25-27)

A.Fear & Trembling Before God Commanded

B.He is The Living God

C.He is the Eternal God

D.He is able to Deliver, Rescue and Work Signs in Heaven and Earth

E.He hath delivered Daniel from the Lion’s Den

VII. Daniel’s Continual Prosperity (v.28)

A.In the reign of Darius the Mede

B.In the reign of Cyrus the Persian

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