The Lions Were Hungry

Posted on: 7-15-112016

“…and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den.” Daniel 6:24

Most of us are familiar with the story of Daniel and the lions’ den.  Daniel was thrown into the den of the lions because he refused to obey the decree that would not allow him to pray to God.  By God’s protection, Daniel was not harmed, even after spending the whole night in the den with the lions.  The king was thrilled that Daniel was spared, but he was extremely angry with those who had talked him into issuing the decree in the first place. So angry, in fact, that he had those men, along with their wives and children thrown into the den.  Scripture records that they were all devoured before they even hit the bottom of the den. The fact that these lions attacked and ate them before they reached the bottom shows us that it was God who closed their mouths and didn’t allow them to eat Daniel.  They were hungry or they wouldn’t have attacked with such force.  They were feasting before they could even hit the bottom of the den.  So, it wasn’t that the lions weren’t hungry when Daniel was in the den with them; it was God’s hand that closed their mouths and kept them from devouring him.  I think most of us would say that we believe that God protects us, but do we really know to what extent He protects us?  NOTHING happens to us without God allowing it.  Even Satan can’t touch us without God’s permission.  Have faith in God, as Daniel did, and He will close the mouths of the lions in your life!


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