1. The Bible illustrates the principle revealed in Romans 8:28 many times. 2. We have seen how all things worked together for good in Esther's life as well as the lives of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 3. In this lesson we are observing the same principle in Daniel's life. 4. Let us first consider some important . . .
I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
A. Daniel 1 1. (vs.1-7) Daniel is introduced. 2. (vs.8-21) Daniel refused to defile himself by eating the food and drinking the wine provided by the king. B. Daniel 2 1. (vs.1-45) Daniel revealed and interpreted the king's dream. 2. (vs.48-49) Daniel was given a high position in the Babylonian government. C. Daniel 4 -- Daniel interpreted another dream for the king. D. Daniel 5 1. (vs.1-28) Daniel interpreted the handwriting on the wall for King Belshazzar. 2. (vs.29-31) Daniel was promoted as the Medes and Persians took control of Babylon.
II. (Daniel 6) DANIEL WAS PROTECTED FROM THE LIONS
A. (vs.1-3) Darius promoted Daniel in the new government. B. (vs.4-9) The other rulers conspired to destroy Daniel. C. (vs.10-11) Daniel continued praying to God. D. (vs.12-17) Daniel was cast into the den of lions. E. (vs.18-23) The lions did not harm Daniel. F. (vs.24) The conspirators and their families were cast into the den of lions. G. (vs.25-28) This event made a great impression on Darius.