To live a life of obedience always comes at a cost. In Daniel's final court contest, we see the faithfulness of Daniel to God will cost him dearly. His peers deceive King Darius into enacting a law that goes against Daniel's pity. The result then is Daniel is cast into a pit of lions and awaits death. However, the story ends well for the servant of God, and he is delivered from death. Likewise, the people of God are saved from death's den through God's grace and their faithfulness.