21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23 Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
-What a morning Daniel had; pulled out of the lion’s den without harm while his God was honored and his enemies learned the gravity of defying the Lord. But before Daniel could enjoy this glorious morning, he had to first endure the night with the lions. How many of you are in a dreadful, unspeakable place right now? It could be that when the dawn breaks, you’ll have a morning of rejoicing just as Daniel had; but you won’t get to see it until you first persevere through the night.