How To Survive a Lion Attack

We all love the story of Daniel and lion’s den.  But have you noted exactly what it was that saved Daniel from being mauled by the beasts?

So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed.  Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.

At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den.  When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

Daniel answered, “O king, live forever!  My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king.”  The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.  — Daniel 6:16-23

Why was Daniel not eaten by lions?  The Bible tells us it was because of his innocence, and because of his trust in the Lord.  Would that be enough to save us from harm today?  Would it prevent us from contracting cancer, or being killed in a car accident?  Probably not.  But it did apply to Daniel in this instance, and that is an amazing story.  Imagine being able to sit there all night, staring at hungry lions, knowing that the Lord was taking direct care of you!


1 Response to “How To Survive a Lion Attack”

  1. 1 christopher
    July 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Actually, peace of mind and body prevented the lion attack, knowing love and joy in eternal life and not fear anger or aggression. Same goes for car accidents as well to respond to your “probably not.” Check the statistics of drunk driving accidents. Unfortunately, drunks are more relaxed and calm. They don’t tense up like sober people usually do. Accidents are meant to be survived by crash test dummies and not scared people about to die.

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