Not just a young man who spent the night in the Lions’ den, Daniel rose from a captive, emasculated teenager in a foreign, pagan land to second in command to four of the greatest kings of two of the greatest world empires.

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; 2 and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. 3 Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.
— Daniel 6:1-3

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