In the fourth instalment of the Armour Of God bible studies, faith is at the centre.
Eph 6:16 Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one
In the sense of spiritual warfare, Paul is telling us that, by having faith, we’re actually adopting a powerful defensive role, extinguishing flaming arrows sent by the enemy. Let’s look at two examples, from both testaments: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego’s faith when being thrown in the furnace – old testament. This is a powerful story of how the enemy’s plan is to literally throw the three men of God into a furnace. From the new testament, we’ll study Jesus’ disciple Peter, stepping out in faith to walk on water.
- Daniel 3: How did Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego’s faith impact this story – beginning, middle and end?
- Suggest what the devil may have used as ‘flaming arrows’ in this passage?
- Matthew 14:28-31: How did Peter have the faith that he did? Where would you suggest it came from?
- Bonus Round: Gleaning from the previous questions and our own understanding, how can we keep our shield of faith protecting us in our day-to-day lives?