Having considered the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, and the boots of peace, we come now to the shield of faith. The particular shield referred to here was so enormous that the soldier could hide completely behind it. This shield would thoroughly protect him from the barrage of arrows sent by the enemy. What this shield did for the Roman soldier, the shield of faith does for the Christian when we are being bombarded by the flaming arrows of the evil one. The shield of faith is an active trust in the nature, character, love, and promises of God; all of which are made known to us through His Word.
Satan’s Fiery Darts
We will never be out of range of Satan’s fiery darts. But they can be quenched by the shield of faith. As clever as he is, as vicious as he is, as relentless as he is, we can still have the victory over him through faith, that simple trust in God.