Daniel was caught red-handed, praying to his God. Daniel followed his convictions, even though it was illegal. Darius tried to show mercy to Daniel, but the other leaders convinced Darius to follow the law and punish Daniel by sentencing him to a lions’ den.
Questions for further thought:
1. Have you ever been persecuted for doing something you should be doing?
2. Have you ever been prevented from being merciful like Darius was?
Challenge: Sometimes we are given a choice of doing what is right when others think it is wrong and sometimes, we are given a chance to show mercy. Determine an area where you need to do each of these things.
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