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The Shield of Faith

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

-Ephesians 6:16

With our faith, we can block the flaming arrows of the enemy, like a shield. Paul was probably thinking about a Roman shield, kind of like this one:

romanshield

Maybe. The Roman’s shields were made out of wood, but they were covered in leather so they wouldn’t catch on fire, which was a big part of their battles. (Thank you, Pastor Tim from Wayside!)

When we think of shields, we normally think of something more like this:

CaptainAmericasShield

Sorry, I couldn’t help it… But, although this shield would definitely stand up pretty good to some flaming arrows (now there’s an idea, Marvel!), it doesn’t provide quite as much full-body protection. See what I mean?

HidingCaptain

The stronger your faith is, the better your shield will be, and the better you’ll be able to guard yourself against the devil’s flaming arrows of temptation. Which just might be mentioned in the next post.

(I can’t help it… which shield would you rather have? Why?)

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In His Steps

Personally, I like this cover, but there are plenty of others.

Personally, I like this cover, but there are plenty of others.

In His Steps Book Review

This book is wonderful. In fact, I think that every single Christian in the world today needs to read this book and follow the guidelines in this book. If you’ve already read it, good for you. Lend your copy to everyone you know. If you haven’t… read it. In fact, I want you to read it so much that I did a little searching on Amazon.com and found it free for Kindle here and less than a dollar here in paperback. And, in case you are wondering, I don’t have anything to do with the sale of In His Steps.

The story in this book is not only amazing and wonderful in itself, but it also is a great book for Christians, encouraging us to step out in our faith and to ask ourselves the question “What would Jesus do?” before doing anything. I’ll admit that this saying has become rather trite, but it’s still worth using to help make decisions.

Like I said, read this book! I loved it!