Daniel in the Lions' Den (Daniel 6)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: God preserves His people by His sovereign hand.
In our bible story we learned:
1. A trap is set for Daniel.
2. Daniel enters the lions’ den with faith.
3. God delivers Daniel but judges his accusers.
Follow up questions!
What name did the king give Daniel’s God? (look at verse 20). Our God is much different than an idol that cannot talk or hear or do anything because it is dead.
Why didn’t the lions eat Daniel? (God sent an angel to shut the mouths of the lions.)
Why was Daniel saved? (Parents, if your children don’t mention that Daniel trusted God, reread verse 23 to them.)
Where is Jesus?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Read 1 Timothy 1:15-16.
Like Paul, we are all sinners. We have broken God’s law and deserve a death sentence. God’s law cannot be repealed or changed. Similarly in Daniel’s day, the law of the Medes and Persians could not be repealed. When the king’s law was broken, the person who broke the law had to be punished. King Darius could not save Daniel. God, however, could save Daniel.
Like Daniel, we have all broken a law that cannot be changed: God’s law. But, we have a heavenly king who can save us, not by changing the law but by taking the punishment we deserve. God saved Daniel from the lions by the angel and God has saved us by the death of his Son, Jesus, on the cross. Our God is a God who saves! By remaining in the lions’ den overnight, Daniel satisfied the law of the Medes and Persians. By taking our punishment on the cross, Jesus satisfied the law of God.
Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home
We are on week 75 which starts on page 506 in the Long Story Short devotional. Take a peek below to catch a glimpse of what is in store for family discipleship this week.
Day 1: Envy and jealousy
Day 2: Trust in God no matter what
Day 3: God saves Daniel and provides a way for us to be saved too.
Day 4: “The Living God” - Foreign King Darius
Day 5: God demonstrates His steadfast love
Pray about it! Ask God to help you trust him like Daniel trusted God.
Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering Sunday, February 3rd.