“My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight.”
Daniel 6:22

Imagine if a hungry lion was roaming around outside your home waiting for an opportunity to devour you. Of course it would be very dangerous to venture outside of the protection of the house and you certainly would not want to open any doors to let the lion run inside to attack you. This may seem unlikely unless you live in an African jungle but the Bible reminds us to be watchful because “our adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) Straying out of the protective will of God puts us on the devil’s dinner menu. Disobeying the Lord’s commandments makes us vulnerable in the guiltiness of our sin. We open the doors by following the desires of our sinful nature (Galatians 5:19) and provide the opportunity for Satan to enter our lives through sinful temptations. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. (James 1:14-15) But thank God, we are no longer lion’s prey since we have been found innocent because God gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)