Now the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; and no musicians were brought before him. Also his sleep went from him. Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” Now the king was 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 injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God. - Daniel 6v18-23
The king was truly distraught because of what had happened to Daniel. He could not sleep and early the next morning the king got up and ran to the lion’s den to see what had happened to Daniel.
There is a hint here as to Daniel’s testimony – ‘Daniel,’ the king cried out, ‘servant of the Most High God…’
There is no doubt in the king’s mind that Daniel’s God was the ‘Most High God’ and that Daniel was His servant. The end result is that God did choose to show His power be delivering Daniel and protecting him from the lions.
This is a story we are all familiar with. I think this is the first time though that I have noticed the impact that Daniel’s testimony had even before the lion’s den. I wonder how many people could look at my life and know the power of the Most High God and know that I am His servant.
Do we live lives that reveal the Most High God? Do people know that we serve Him?