Daniel Chapter 6

 Daniel 6

            This chapter contains the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den

1It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; 2and 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. 3Then 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. 4So 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. 5Then these men said, “We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.”

This story begins right after the kingdom of the  Chaldeans or the place we call Iraq by

Darius who came from the Medes  or the place we call Iran.  Because the conquerors   often used  the local leaders to administer their governments.  I am sure the record of Daniels great service and reputation of honesty and fair dealing  was part of the e reason  he was placed very  high in the  new government.  He  was one of the three top men and his title was governor.  He describes q similar set of plans to get  him removed from office by the same sort of disgruntled locals who tried to get rid of the three men,  Shadrach, Meshach and  Abed-Nego who  the Lord saved from the  fiery furnace.

He was a   Jew  and very successful so  many were jealous and would like to see him gone.  Daniel continues his  story.  RGS Jr.

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