Not through “resolutions”.
Not through “promises”.
Rather through the Word and Truth of the Most High.
This is how a True Believer lives.
A True Believer stands firm.
We stand firm equipped with the Armor of God.
We do so by:
- fastening on the Belt of Truth
- putting on the Breastplate of Righteousness
- putting on the readiness given by the Gospel of Peace
There is more to the Armor…
16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
The Shield of Faith.
A shield can be defensive and offensive in use.
Here, we see that it defends us from the fiery darts of the evil one.
It is Faith that enables us to resist the strategies that the evil one throws against us.
It is Faith that enables us to stand firm against evil.
Faith does not keep the evil one from attacking.
Faith does extinguish the attack.
Did you notice “when” the shield of faith is to be used.
In all circumstances.
Faith is the shield of protection for the True Believer.
Take it up!
One last thing.
“Faith” in what?
In the Most High.
In nothing else.
Definitely not in what we can do.
Faith in the Lord alone.