The Shield of Faith

In Ephesians 6, God directs us to take up our weapons and the full armor of God to fight the enemy. The first weapon we are directed to pick up is a shield of faith.

There are two Greek names for shields used by soldiers at that time. One is a small round shield called an aspis. The second is called a thureos, which is a full-length shield of leather-covered wood that protected the whole body. Guess which Greek shield is used to describe our shield of faith…that’s right, the thureos. This shield of faith covers our entire person. And we can use this shield to defend our faith against the attacks thrown at us by the enemy.

Contributed by: Christopher Roberts

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