Bible Base – Daniel 6
Daniel in the “lion’s Cage”
A new King Darius has replaced King Neb,
The name may be different, but he’s got the same big head!
Daniel works hard for Darius the King
His aim to Honour God the ruler of all things
Daniel loved to talk to God each day
He’d look back towards his home as he knelt to pray.
BUT, there were enemies in the Palace, jealous of Dan’s work
Saw his love for God, and it drove them all BIZERK!
They made a nasty plot, they made a terrible plan,
“I know a way we can trap this Godly man”
“Hey King Darius, you’re so cool
you should make an amazing rule
Pray to you alone, it’s the law
Or else you’ll hear the lion’s roar!”
So proud King D made a bad law
pray only to me or face the lion’s ROAR
The law was set as a trap for Dan
What would you do if you were this man?
Well Daniel did what He did every day
look out towards home, kneel before God and pray!
“HA HA! we’ve caught him, he’s breaking the law!
time for you to face the lion’s ROAR!”
“I’ve served you faithfully and worked hard King D
But God’s good perfect law says pray to only Me
God’s law says this, because He’s King of all kings
the maker and ruler of everything.”
King D regrets his big headed law
Now Daniel must face the lion’s that ROAR
He can’t change his words, he can’t help his friend,
King D controls nothing at all in the end.
that night he can’t sleep, he tosses about
goes back to the lion’s and gives Daniel a shout
“Daniel, please say your God has saved you
I’ve waited all night, and I’ve prayed that it’s true.”
Daniel answered, “I’m safe, and alive to this day
Thanks to the God to whom I pray.”
“He was with me to help me and save me from harm
He shut the mouths of the Lion’s and kept them all calm.”
King D was delighted, he scrapped his bad rule
and realised something totally cool
Daniel’s God is the one who saves
He alone deserves prayer and praise
He can control what a lion can do
He can control what can happen to you
He is the boss over everything
He is the greatest, the King of all Kings.
He deserves all prayer and praise
For He alone has the power to save.
Darius was a powerful King, but what couldn’t he do?
What did he control?
What didn’t he control?
What did God show He could control?
What did God do?
God is the only one who rules all things, he can tell lion’s what to do. This powerful mighty God saves people who turn to Him, WOW!