The King’s purpose

Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.

It was immediately after this that the governors and satraps that Daniel had distinguished himself above, conspired together to bring about his downfall. Unable to find corruption in him, they prepared a trap for him through a decree they suggested to the king:

Daniel 6:7 “All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

They knew Daniel was faithful to his God, so this was the trap they devised for him. And sure enough, he continued to pray and was thrown into the lion’s den. The next morning he emerged unharmed, his enemies were destroyed and the last verse of this chapter says:

Daniel 6:28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

This is my point – though enemies may rise up, the purpose of the King will stand. You may have to pass through some difficult things on the way, but every lion’s mouth will be shut by God Himself.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel–that will stand.