EQUIPPED FOR BATTLE
Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:16
Although David wasn't carrying a physical shield when he approached Goliath, he had a spiritual shield to protect him from the words of fear the giant was trying to demoralize him with. Remember our weapons and armor are not carnal, but mighty in God!
Faith is the opposite of fear and God did not give us a spirit of fear, He gave us a shield of faith to protect us from the onslaught of the devil. When we are bombarded with fear, doubt and unbelief, this is an attack to dishearten and defeat us and that is when we take every thought captive and drive them out of our minds.
The powers of darkness only have words to try and deceive us with fear and so we lift up our spiritual shield and deflect the flaming missiles of the devil and walk in the faith that God will defeat our enemies and give us the victory!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. (the mind of Christ) II Timothy 1:7
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin