Take Your Best Shot!
You got nothing!
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16
The fiery arrows and darts of the evil one can often come in the form of hurtful words. The words may not even be directed at you personally, but at someone you care about; or, for that matter, someone you barely know. I had an instance like this recently, where someone I care about made a snide remark about another person I care about. It bothered me, but it also made me think about all the times I’d done the same thing.
Rather than allow the situation or my past errors get me down, I considered the fact that the evil one—Satan—uses us against one another. I cast the bad feelings aside and turned my attention to the good things of God, placing the shield of faith in the path of those negative thoughts. The arrows and darts suddenly became mere sticks, their points dull and harmless. I realized they were nothing more than vaporous thoughts which could not exist while God was foremost in my mind and when my faith was firmly in Him.
The shield of faith; it’s an awesome thing!