Book: God’s Bible Pathway For Children

Babylon was conquered by Darius. He was king, but did not understand about the true God. Daniel, a captive Israelite, was a good man and he obeyed God.

King Darius put Daniel as first president. The other two presidents and the princes were jealous and planned to get rid of Daniel. They wrote a royal statute and flattered the King so he signed it into law. No one was to ask anything of anyone or any god except of King Darius for 30 days or else they would be thrown into the lion's den.

Daniel still prayed to God every day and obeyed God. The evil presidents told the King that Daniel prayed to God three times a day. The King liked Daniel and did not want the lions to eat him, but he had to obey his own law. When the presidents threw Daniel into the lions' den, the King told Daniel that his God would deliver him.

Very early the next morning King Darius ran to the lions' den and called out, “Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God able to save you from the lions?” Then Daniel said, “My God has sent His angel, and has shut the lions' mouths...” Then the King was very happy and told the men to get Daniel out quickly. Next, the king ordered the evil presidents to be thrown to the hungry lions. The lions ate them and all their families.

Then King Darius wrote a decree stating that eve­ryone in the kingdom should tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for He is the living God, Who is steadfast forever.


Daniel prayed to God while the lions slept

God told the prophets to write about the King of truth and righteousness Who would come to be the great Teacher.

God told the prophets to warn Israel of the trou­ble they would bring upon themselves if they did not obey Him. But Israel again began to seek the heathen gods and pagan ideas of the countries near them. Again the Israelites forgot the true way of God.

Long ago God caused the prophet Samuel to write, “Obeying God is better than sacrifice, and to listen to Him than the fat of rams.” Doing what God says is far better than following our own ideas. Rebelling against God is like the evil of witchcraft and being stubborn is like the evil of worshipping idols.

Because the Israelites went against God, He said, “I will return to my place until the people admit their guilt and seek my face.”

“Therefore will I also deal in fury. My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, and though they cry in my ears with a loud voice, yet I will not hear them be­cause of the evil of their ways in forgetting Me and My laws.”


Remember back at the beginning when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden? They ate fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God the Son had to triumph over the evil things, called sin, which Adam and Eve had done.

3,500 years later, God the Son would be born as a baby and grow up to be a man and then die to pay for all the terrible sins and trouble, killing, war, sickness, fighting, and death that continues with all people even today.

Trouble comes from disobeying God and following Satan. God the Son was going to give all His people the chance to repent and return to follow God.

God has made all things. God knows far more than any person and knows what is best for everyone.

Satan is very sneaky and evil. He tries to tempt everyone to follow things that sound religious or good but which are really disobedience to God and not the way God told us to worship Him.

God the Father and God the Son love and care for all people. They want all people to stop following Satan and learn that God's way is the only way to bring lasting happiness.

God says, “Turn you, turn you from your evil ways, for why will you die?” (Ezekiel 33:11)