Study Guide: The Sanctified Life

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Chapters 5 and 6

Daniel in the Lions’ Den and His Prayers

1. What did Daniel do that was better than boasting of his sanctification? (42)

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2. The better Daniel was, the more his enemies hated him. Why? (43)

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3. What methods did Daniel’s enemies use to get a decree against Daniel from Darius? (43)

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4. Why would it have been wrong for Daniel to pray in secret after the decree was passed? (44)

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5. What gentle rebuke did Daniel give Darius when he was brought up out of the lions’ den unharmed? (45)

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6. In his prayer, how did Daniel identify himself with God’s chosen people who had sinned? (46)

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7. Can you think of other leaders in the Bible who did the same? (See Exodus 32 and Nehemiah 1)

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8. The description of Christ given to Daniel was similar to that given to what New Testament apostle? (49)

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9. How were the circumstances of Daniel’s vision similar to the vision given to Saul at Damascus? (50) See Acts 9:3-8.

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10. What will a clear view of the greatness, glory, and perfection of Christ do for us? (50)

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11. Note the physical phenomena in connection with Daniel’s vision of chapter 10--no breath and extra strength. What is the more modern manifestation of these?

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