So why was Daniel in that lion’s den? As we read the story in Daniel 6, we find that the king saw he was a good over-seer and he was faithful to do a good job. Then the other over-seers were jealous. Rather than stepping up their game, following Daniel’s lead, they’d rather just make trouble for him so he looks bad and they’ll look good.
So how’s the story end? Well, Daniel doesn’t have a scratch on him after spending the whole night with the lions – seems they weren’t hungry enough to anger the Lord God! Lesson: we are taught here to be faithful to God in spite of any opposition. God is able to not only keep our souls safe from all harm, but our bodies too when that suits His purposes!