Scripture - "He rescues and He saves; He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions." Daniel 6:27
Observation - In the spiritual warfare between good and evil, this verse assures us that the victory belongs to God and His obedient people. Not only did Daniel gain popularity for his knowledge, but he remained unharmed while inside the lions den.
Application - I have mentioned this before, but if I could, I would have a big cat as my pet. A tiger would be my first choice but a lion would be just as awesome. The pet cat that we have has tendencies of "freaking" out and randomly attacking me without any prior notice (ok maybe I deserve it). But I have a huge amount of respect for a tiger or lion simply for its ferociousness. To know that God can protect His children as He did for Daniel by taming a lion that would typically devour whatever it pleases, provides me with courage in knowing that He will protect me in any situation that I find myself in. For our God alone has the power to save! The kingdoms of this world will one day give way to the victorious kingdom of God. Life will continue to have its battles, but the final victory belongs to our Lord!
Prayer - I pray that I would be able to put my faith and trust in you alone Lord. Not just when things are going well, but when they are not going so good. I have read once again how you protect your children from harm. You perform miracles that no one else can do. You had a plan for Daniel's life as you do for mine. You are all powerful and all knowing. You created all things and know how all things work. You are the ultimate Saviour in whom I will put my trust! Amen.