Daniel (“God is my Judge”) wrote this book as a journal of God’s greatness over man’s wisdom (ch 1-2), over fury and fire (ch 3), over pride and power (ch 4), over a king’s plans (ch 5), and even over hungry lions (ch 6).  Anyone/anything vs. God = anyone/anything loses & God wins! This book was meant to encourage the exiled to hope in God (70 weeks – ch 9) and had both immediate and future fulfillments.