The shield of faith

“Above all, taking the shield of faith...”

Ephesians 6.16


Roman Shields


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“Isn’t it interesting that the shield of the Romans, and many other types of shields throughout history, was most effective when a soldier used his individual shield in unison with many other soldiers' shields.  One shield alone did not provide much protection during battle; but many shields together could protect an entire company.  In the same way, one believer's faith is certainly adequate for all things; yet when believers come together in the local assembly, their combined strength can do much to encourage, uplift, and shelter one another in difficult times. We should never lose sight of the benefits of faithful involvement in a local church.”  (J.D. Pentecost)


How important it is for us – “taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”  And making the most of the “hedge” the Lord puts around His churches!


The Lord led Paul to use the picture of the Roman shield to help us understand how strong our faith really is – but like everything to do with faith… it involves action, (James 2.20) and the Roman army was certainly known for being always on the move – so it is with the Lord’s people in the Lord’s churches! Amen!


Run with patience,