Impossible For The King
“And the king, when he heard these words, was greatly displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him” (Daniel 6:14).
Next to Babylon, the Persian Kingdom happened to be the superpower in those days. Darius the Mede ruled that kingdom as a dictator. He had a special love for Daniel. Since an excellent spirit was within Daniel, the king thought of setting him over the whole nation (Daniel 6:3).
The emperor is the greatest in a nation. Nobody could oppose the wrath of the king. The king is the one to bring in all legislation. When it is so, the royal administrators of the nation sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the law of his God. Cunningly they came to the king and suggested, “Whoever prays to any god or man except you, up to thirty days, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.” They applied pressure upon the king and got the approval of the king for the written decree they had prepared.
But Daniel was neither afraid of the legislation nor was he afraid of the administrators. Undeterred over the happenings, Daniel went home and in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days (Daniel 6:10).
The unshakable faith of Daniel was “Let people who oppose, continue to oppose. Let those who make false complaints, continue to it. My God is big. He is not only bigger than Abraham, Isaac and Jacob but also bigger than this king Darius. He is bigger than the Medes and Persian kingdom.
What would those nobles have thought? “Why does this man who lives in Babylon, open his windows towards Jerusalem? In that case, he should be a traitor. Since he is not respecting the laws of the king, he is a traitor.” Thinking this way, they would have hastened to throw Daniel into the lion’s den. “And the king, when he heard these words, was greatly displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him” (Daniel 6:14).
But Daniel was very clear that God is capable of doing all things which the king cannot. He knew that the Almighty, King of kings and Lord of lords can do everything. Since he had great faith in God, God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths. Dear children of God, there is nothing impossible for God. He holds full authority over the earth and the heaven. He will definitely do miracles for you.
To meditate: “Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies” (Romans 8:33).