One day while taking my oldest son to middle school he was sharing what he had learned that week. They were studying the Vikings and Austin said “Mom did you know that the Viking men were told when they went out to war that they better not lose their shield!! It was a great disgrace for them and their community for that to happen so they told them you either come back WITH it or come back ON it (dead).”
Wow that hit me like a ton of bricks and I said you know Austin that the Bible tells us our Shield is our faith. I think the same should apply to us. When we go into battle because we are in a spiritual battle every day, we should not lose our shield (faith). We should come through it with our faith in tact or we should ride Home to Heaven on our shield of faith!! This was really powerful to me.
Ephesians [6:15] “in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”