In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Ephesians 6:16
Raise the Shield
When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were very much disturbed that someone had come to promote the welfare of the Israelites Nehemiah 2:10
In our study yesterday we learnt about the favour of God on Nehemiah and we see that the Lord opened wide, many doors for him such as letters to the governors of Trans-Euphrates so that they will provide safe-conduct until he arrives in Judah. Further he was also given letters to the authority at the Royal Park to cut timber for the construction.
When the enemy saw the progress that Nehemiah had made, he was disturbed. Similarly when we make spiritual progress and enjoy the favour of God, the enemy will be disturbed.
It is very vital for us at this point of time not to be fearful of the enemy but to raise the shield of faith which will defeat the flaming arrows which are aimed against us. It takes courage and total confidence in the Lord to be our deliverer to raise the shield but when we do that no harm will come near us.
The lesson for us today is that all of us go through some form of attack but if we base our faith on the truth we will be able to raise the shield of faith against the enemy’s tactics
Dear Lord I thank you for this day. I pray that you will be my strength in my weakest moments. You are able to work out Your plans for my life and through the strength that You have given me, I will raise the shield of faith to defeat the fiery arrows of the devil.
God bless you
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju