“And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords”
You know the story, how the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains came together to establish a royal statute that said anyone who was caught praying to anyone other than to King Darius would be cast into the lions’ den.
You probably know how the story turned out as well, how G-D sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and Daniel was not hurt.
Two interesting points… The king did not seek godly counsel but relied on men that had their own agendas, they were looking out for themselves. Things were set into motion and laws were irrevocably passed… some things never change. This story makes me stop and ask; “what type of counsel is the President getting?”
Daniel, a man that worshiped G-D, that put G-D first is in the lions’ den “and a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth”. What den are you in today, how big is that stone that stands in your way from freedom, how many lions are breathing down your neck?
If you are like Daniel, you are a worshiper of the L-RD G-D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, you fear Him and Him alone yet you find yourself between a rock and a hard place with lion drool running down the back of your neck… Remember the words of King Darius to Daniel… “Your God, whom you serve continually, He will deliver you.”
The L-RD G-D of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a faithful G-D showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Him and keep His commandments. There is a day coming in the not to distant future when that stone will be rolled away for the last time.
Isaiah put it this way: “He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord G-D will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the L-RD has spoken. And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the L-RD; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”