King Darius preferred Daniel above his co-ministers and was planning to make him the prime minister of the entire kingdom. However, due to envy, Daniel's colleagues sought to find an occasion against him; but there was no error or fault found in him. The king was later misled to sign a decree that prohibited citizens from praying to any God or man for thirty days, except the king. Their intention was to trap Daniel and eliminate him.
The Church was praying for the deliverance of Peter and God seemed to be silent for a while but suddenly intervened just in time before Herod could execute his heinous plan. Let not your heart be troubled when the answer to your prayer appears to be delayed. The just-in-time God never shows up late.
The Word of God is infallible. Some people doubt the veracity of God's word when they compare references in the Old Testament with the words of Jesus in our key text. They support their ungodly retaliatory actions with the misinterpretation of these Scriptures: (Exodus 21:22-25; Leviticus 24:19-20; Deuteronomy 19:18-21). But these verses do not in any way support retaliation. The judges are to apply them to convicted persons while the law enforcement officers (not the victims) execute the court orders.
In the multitude of words you will find exaggeration, pride, hypocrisy, lying, slander, gossip, etc. To avoid talkativeness let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. There is a time to keep silence, and a time to speak - Ecclesiastes 3:7b. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding - Proverbs 17:28. May the Lord help us to know when to keep silence and when to speak.
The grace of God is misunderstood by many Christians and Bible teachers. Under grace believers are free from sin but not free to sin. The erroneous doctrine of eternal security stems from the teaching that once saved by grace, you are forever saved. But Demas was once saved by grace and later backslid because of the love of the world. We cannot take the grace of God for granted.