More than once in the Book of Daniel (Daniel 9:23; 10:11, 19), a heavenly being called Daniel “greatly beloved.”
What made him so greatly beloved? Reading his prayer in chapter nine will show you. Meditate on verses 13 and 14 in particular, and you will see his understanding of human nature and of God’s nature,
“As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. Therefore the Lord has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the Lord our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice” (Daniel 9:13–14).
Daniel confessed the unfaithfulness of his people and the faithfulness of the Lord. Daniel quoted or referenced Scripture, and acknowledged that it had revealed the truth, the way things would happen.
He was like David, a man after God’s own