Where is there a man of any traveling experience that has not seen and heard just such dark, muddy, secret, and mysterious plans worked out to get rid of some good holy man or woman because of their beautiful testimony?
But, thank the Lord, we read that when Daniel knew that the decree had been signed, he went into his room, as he had been doing before, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, and on his knees he made his petition to Almighty God, three times a day, just as he had done before. And behold, the governors, and princes, and presidents caught Daniel on his knees in prayer, and then they raised a shout and said, "We've got him, we set the trap for Daniel, and he is caught in it, for the decree can not be changed, therefore Daniel must go into the den of lions, and we will get rid of this disturber of the peace of Zion." And it was made known to the king that Daniel was caught in prayer, asking petition from God instead of him. At that time this subtle, black, mysterious, unbelievable, unthinkable scheme of the governors, and princes, and presidents was made plain to the king. He saw that they had not only caught Daniel, but they had caught him, for he loved Daniel, and he never even suspicioned that their plans were to catch Daniel.
So we read that he labored until the going down of the sun that Daniel might be delivered. But as the decree had been signed and sealed with his own ring, the decree could not be changed.
Therefore Daniel must go into the lions' den, and into the den of lions Daniel went. But, bless your heart, we read immediately following that God had sent an angel, and had locked the lions' mouth, and so Daniel spent the night in the lions' den, and the king was so sad that he had all music, and dancing, and feasting suspended for the night, and at break of day he hurried to the lions' den, and cried with a loud voice and said, "Oh, Daniel, has thy God delivered thee?" And Daniel shouted back, "Oh, king, live forever; the God that I serve has delivered me," and Daniel came out of the lions' den without a mark on him. Then we read that the king had the governors, and princes, and presidents brought, and had them cast into the den of lions, and we read that the lions had the mastery of them and before they ever reached the bottom of the den their bones were broken. So we see again that "chickens come home to roost."
Beloved reader, don't forget this remarkable piece of history; keep it clear in your mind, that the death that Pharaoh planned for Moses, the same death came to Pharaoh; the death that Haman planned for Mordecai came to Haman, and the death the governors, princes, and presidents planned for Daniel came to them.
Robinson, Reuben A. (Bud). The Collected Works of 'Uncle Bud' Robinson (Kindle Locations 2562-2591). Jawbone Digital. Kindle Edition.