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Daniel 6:27 (ESV) “He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.”
I’m often in awe of people who do what I can’t do. I can’t quiet a classroom of kindergarteners with a rhythmic clap of my hands. I can’t cook fancy French cuisine and serve it with style. I can’t do brain surgery or a back handspring. When others tackle these seemingly-impossible tasks, they gain my attention and admiration.
In our previous passage, King Darius came face-to-face with a task he couldn’t complete: He couldn’t rescue Daniel from the den of lions. Trapped by the legality of his own decree, he worried and fasted through a sleepless night. (Daniel 6:14-18)
When morning dawned and Daniel was unharmed, Darius proclaimed praise to the eternal King who accomplished what the earthly king could not. (Daniel 6:20, 25) He used his royal dominion to point people to the superior dominion of Daniel’s God. (Daniel 6:26) Darius called not just his own kingdom, but all the nations of the earth to respond to the pervasive and personal power of God.
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