The enemy’s job is to get you to distrust God. He sends one fiery dart after another to tempt you so that you disobey God’s Word. He wants to get you to believe that God is holding back joy from you, or that a particular sin will make you feel better if you just indulge a little. These fiery temptations can produce some immense heat when it comes to making a decision on who we will trust. Will we trust God and His ways or will we trust in the enemy’s honey-dipped lies?
Here Paul tells us to take up the shield of faith and this shield represents our basic daily trust in the Lord. Every living soul puts their faith or trust in something or someone every day of their lives. Right now I trust that my keyboard won’t start sparking and my fingers get burned. That might be a lame illustration, but it’s true.
A great deal of our spiritual success comes from simply putting our faith in God. Trusting in His word not just with our mouths, but with our actions. Our actions prove our faith and when we truly trust God, then we will do what He says. And those honey-dipped lies that Satan shoots at us to cause us to doubt, they will be quenched by the truth.
Pastor Jason Witt