The king is troubled about Daniel (Dan 6:14-6:14)

“When the king,

Heard the charge,

He was very much distressed.

He was determined

To save Daniel.

Until the sun went down,

He made every effort

To rescue him.”

The king, on the other hand, was not too worried about his decree. When he heard the charges against Daniel, he was a little upset and concerned about him. He was determined to save Daniel from the lions. He tried everything to figure out how to rescue Daniel. Finally, the sun set. With that, so did Daniel’s chances of help dim.


Beware of sins of the tongue (Ps 50:19-50:21)

“God says.

‘You give your mouth free rein for evil.

Your tongue frames deceit.

You sit and speak against your kin.

You slander your own mother’s child.

These things you have done.

I have been silent.

You thought that I was one just like yourself.

But now I rebuke you.

I lay the charge before you.’”

God continued with his rebuke of the wicked by telling them how they had sinned with their mouth.   The wicked ones give free rein to their mouth to say all kinds of evil things with their deceitful tongue. They speak against their own relatives. They slander their own brothers and sisters. They did all these things, but God was silent. They thought that it might be okay since God would have done the same thing. They were wrong. Now they are rebuked as God laid out the charges against them.