“Then they told the king, “That man Daniel, one of the captives from Judah, is ignoring you and your law. He still prays to his God three times a day.”Hearing this, the king was deeply troubled, and he tried to think of a way to save Daniel. He spent the rest of the day looking for a way to get Daniel out of this predicament.” Daniel 6:13-14
“Darius’s conscience was tormenting him. He knew the danger he had put his friend Daniel in by signing into law the preposterous thirty-day prayer ban. He worked all day trying to find a loophole in the law. He knew if he couldn’t find one, he’d have to sentence Daniel to death. Persian law dictated that sentences for crimes were to be carried out on the day the crime was committed. The lower the sun set in the horizon, the louder Darius’s conscience became, screaming at him to find a solution that would save the man who could save his kingdom from corruption.
Daniel was worth more to the Medo-Persian Empire than all the other so called wise men put together. In Fact, at this time Daniel was looked on as the wisest man in the world. All of this reveals the fact that the other men appointed by Darius to head up very important positions in the Kingdom were not exactly responsible men. In fact, they were schemers and cheats. It’s amazing that nothing changes; today we have the same type men trying to get by with cheating. They let the sin of pride get in the way and their fall is great. These proud men did not realize that God was about to show how great He is and Daniel would be delivered. “Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” (Ephesians 1:11)