We have a lesson in prayer here. Daniel models for us how to pray and what to pray.
The purpose of books like Daniel, Revelation and Exekiel is not to enable us to divine what's happening in the 21st century, it's to keep us from losing sight of God's lordship over history
Daniel survived the den of lions because he first built up his confidence in God's word in another den: Daniel's daily place of prayer
The story of King Belshazzar and the prophetic writing on the wall is a warning about pride, presumption and profanity.
The whole purpose of Nebuchadnezzar's dream was to show that God is sovereign over all things and that Nebuchadnezzar has his power and rule because of God.
The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the furnace is an excellent example of both the challenge and reward of obedience to God in a disobeying world.
As Ephesians comes to a close, Paul brings us as Christians to the realization that in all of these things that he's spoken about we are in a spiritual battle.
Paul addresses himself to slaves and masters but if what he says is true for slaves and masters how much more so for us who are freely contracted to work.