The Flaming Arrows

In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.

-Ephesians 6:16

So what are the fiery arrows of the devil?


I talked quite a bit about temptation in another post, but after yesterday’s post, with faith as our shield, I thought it would be nice to add a little to our allegory-ish thing with the fiery arrows of temptation.

When you think Marvel, “the shield” normally makes you think of Captain America’s shield (or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D…), and “arrows” normally make you think of Hawkeye. (Quick note: Everything I know about Hawkeye comes from watching the Avengers, and my friends talking about him. So… don’t judge.)

So, when Hawkeye shoots one of his explosive arrows, what normally happens afterwards?hawkeye1

Yep. Ka-poof. That’s what happens when we give in to temptation. Now, maybe it doesn’t get that bad, but consequences always follow sin. Even if it doesn’t seem like anyone will ever find out.

So use your shield of faith to block the arrows of temptation. Cuz the devil won’t mind if you blow up.

If you want to read more about temptation, check out my previous post about it.



      1. 😀 I should… But I’m kind of hooked on the Avengers: Age of Ultron right now… Well, I’ll have to take a break from that eventually, I’ll keep that in mind. I’ve already come up with a post about how death is like the tesseract…


      2. Isn’t that a Frank Peretti book? The only books of his I’ve ever read are the Cooper Kids series. I think that’s the one we were going to use instead of a Bible for swearing in witnesses during mock trial, until a kid pulled up the Bible on his iPad. 😛


      3. It’s about demons that possess people in a small town. It creeps me out mostly because you know it’s true, otherwise it wouldn’t bother me, because I don’t get scared easily.


      4. I’m not much of a Frank Peretti fan. I prefer C.S. Lewis, and I’d say J.R.R. Tolkien, but I don’t even remember those books, it’s been so long since we read them.


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