Faith is a Shield
We’re still talking about the armor of God. Today’s passage is Ephesians 6:16. Imagine having a shield. They were heavy, but they protected you. You had to build up your muscles just to carry it, and over time, your arms would get tired. But our faith, which we have to build like a muscle, is also our shield.
Our world is designed to deny the existence of God. Our enemy will try to knock us off the track of following Jesus any number of ways. Our faith is God’s answer to each one. So if we are overwhelmed by our task list, our faith reminds us that God is present help (Psalm 46:1). If we feel alone, by faith we know God is with us (Matthew 1:23). For every lie and every trap, our faith is the answer. Faith keeps us connected to the true source of power. Faith therefore is our defense.
In addition to everything, today, carry your faith like a shield. Our enemy is lighting these arrows on fire and shooting them at us. Every speculation and every lofty thought that comes up against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5) can be like a flaming arrow. It’s designed to get over our defenses and take us out, or destroy our protection. But these arrows hit our shield and they’re extinguished.
Today, remember Jesus is the answer to just about every question. By faith, we will keep him involved in our life, we will turn to him for answers, and he will respond. Your faith is a shield you can use to extinguish the flaming arrows shot at you by Satan. Use it!
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