DIG for Saturday the 5th of September…..the shield of faith…..Ephesians 6 v 16

When you have faith in something you put your trust in that thing, you have confidence in that it will do what it is supposed to do.

Our faith (our hope and trust) should be placed in Jesus and His finished work and nothing else.

Faith in our own self worth, our own effort and works, our own religious performance is useless.

If we are trusting in anything other than Jesus we are deluded.

The Roman soldier had great faith in his shield, faith that it would stop anything that the enemy could through at him.

As a child I was very impressed when I saw for the first time the way that Roman soldiers would make a covering with their shields (like a tortoise shell) and then march into, through and over an enemy.

Our faith in Jesus is our shield and our protection, and it can protect us from everything, from ALL the fiery darts of the wicked (Ephesians 6 v 16).

There is nothing that the finished work of Jesus cannot, and has not, overcome.

And through faith in Jesus and His finished work we are more than conquerors over ALL situations (Romans 8 v 37).

There is no sin that Jesus has not dealt with, no illness that Jesus did not take on His own body on the cross and no poverty that Jesus did not vanquish.

Faith in Jesus and His finished work will get you through any and ALL difficulties, problems and situations.

Put your faith, hope and trust in Jesus this morning.

Speak this out…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ, and thank you that through Him I am an overcomer”.

Ephesians 6 v 16…..Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked