“Then the king gave orders to arrest the men who had maliciously accused Daniel. He had them thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and children. The lions leaped on them and tore them apart before they even hit the floor of the den.” Daniel 6:24
There’s no doubt about the ferocity of those beasts. They attacked that crowd and devoured them before they hit the ground. Instead of one tough old Jew, they got a lot of tender, spineless Persians for breakfast. “The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies. They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.” (Psalm 7:14-15) I believe God often has people fall into the pit when they attempt to harm His anointed ones. The experience of Daniel’s false accusers is another illustration of God’s faithfulness to the basic Abrahamic Covenant. “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Psalm 7:14-15
These culprits desired not only to rid themselves of Daniel, but they wanted to destroy the idea of the worship of Jehovah, thereby making the gods of the Medes and Persians supreme. With Daniel alive and with his reputation as powerful as it was, they could not thrust forward their evil design. The end result was not what they had hoped for, but rather the very opposite. They lose their lives, plus the entirety of their families. In effect suffering the same fate they wanted for Daniel, as well, the cause of Jehovah was greatly promoted in the Medo-Persian Empire of that time. What can we lean from this situation? We can learn that God will take care of His own. God is a loving God and He does not want anyone to suffer, but these men made their own choice. They chose darkness rather than light.