Then Daniel answered, and said before the king, “Let your gifts be for yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation." Daniel 5: 17 NKJV
Then Belshazzar gave the command, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a chain of gold around his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom. Daniel 5:29 NKJV
This was the highest political office Daniel ever held: the most military power he ever had - in man's estimation. But, of course, it isn't what he's known for. I'd venture to say that even if he had been third in command for decades rather than hours, his most memorable and long-lasting contribution would have nothing to do with Belshazzar, and everything to do with God.
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