Friday, August 5, 2011

Daniel, a type of Christ

The story of Daniel and the lion's den makes Daniel a very good type of Christ.
  • Daniel was faithful (Christ was faithful)
  • Daniel’s faithfulness was used against him by wicked, jealous rulers. (Christ’s faithfulness was used against him by wicked jealous rulers of the Jews)
  • The gentile king believed Daniel and wanted to save him. (Pilate believed Jesus was innocent and wanted to save him.)
  • The gentile king was forced to condemn Daniel to the punishment of the law. (Pilate was forced to condemn Jesus to the punishment of Roman law.)
  • Daniel was put into a den of lions. (Jesus was put into a tomb.)
  • A stone was laid on the mouth of the den. (A stone was laid on the mouth of Jesus’s tomb.)
  • Daniel was to be torn by the lions. (Jesus was torn by scourging and by the cross.)
  • Daniel came out of the lion’s den unharmed. (Jesus was raised from the dead with all his wounds healed.)