. . . above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (Eph 6:16, emphasis added)
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (1 Joh 5:4, emphasis added)
We see that the Bible mentions a “shield of faith” in Ephesians chapter six. This is quite an important concept, when you think and meditate upon it. Shields were used to in ancient times to block attacks from hand-held weapons like swords as well as from projectile weapons such as arrows.
The shield can also symbolize steadfast principles, commitment, loyalty and protection, which are afforded to us by taking up the spiritual “Shield of Faith” in Christ Jesus, our Savior. This spiritual shield protects our hearts and minds from the attacks of the enemy which are designed to rob us of peace and joy. Our spiritual shield also enables us to persevere in times of trials and crisis.
Cling to your confession of faith, brothers and sisters! Heed Romans 10:8-9:
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.