And the king gave the command, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions—them, their children, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the den.
I know, it seems so cruel for the king to condemn the men and their families to death.
No crueler than what those men unjustly attempted to do to Daniel.
Remember, they started it and it wasn’t Daniel condemning them.
If you’re curious why the children were involved, it’s to keep the descendants from taking revenge in the future.
And children does not necessarily mean toddlers. It can easily mean someone not considered an adult, which for the Hebrews was around thirty years old.
The New Testament says this in Gal 6:7 – do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
These men sowed death and reaped the same.
Galatians goes on to say for he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. Gal 6:8
You are sowing today.
What will you reap?