Daniel’s life and ministry bridge the entire seventy year period of Babylonian captivity. Deported to Babylon at the age of sixteen, and handpicked for government service, Daniel becomes one of God’s prophetic mouthpiece to the gentile and Jewish world declaring God’s present and eternal purpose. Nine of the twelve chapters in his book revolves around dreams, including God given visions involving trees, animals, beast and images. In both his personal adventures and prophetic visions, Daniel shows God’s guidance, intervention, and power in the affairs of men.
In one of Daniel’s most memorable events is the account of him being placed in the lion’s den. The king who had him put in the lion’s den for not upholding the decree of serving him. When he discovered that Daniel was not mauled to death after being in the lion’s den over night, notice the king’s joy in chapter 6; 23; " Now the king was exceedingly glad for him (Daniel) and commanded they should take Daniel up out of the den. Because he believed in his God." And the kind went on to honor God in verse 24;
Let your Faith and Belief work for you in God’s favor! Know and believe that God is real.