Fire and Lions

Passage: Daniel 3, Daniel 6

The stories of Daniel in the lion's den and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace often get the same treatment in the simplified kid's storybook version: trust in God and everything will be okay. But what we see when we look at these two similar stories from the Old Testament is something different. We see four men who trust in God and do what's right even though they fully expected to die because of their actions. What could give them that kind of faith - and how can we have that kind of faith ourselves?