Ephesians 6:16 (KJV): “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
COMMENTARY: Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Grace through faith is what saves you for eternity. Faith is what keeps you growing in Christ. Faith is what motivates you to serve the Lord. Without faith, you cannot live the abundant, free, victorious Christian life. Don’t be naïve: as a Christ-follower, fiery darts will come at you. Your faith will be tested.
APPLICATION: There are many kinds of fiery darts that can come at you in the workplace. Some fiery darts are visible from a distance. You can see them coming. Others come without warning from the front, left, right or rear. Some come from straight above or straight below.
Fiery darts can come face-to-face or by phone, email, mail, text or social media. They can come from all kinds of people. They can come in the office, on the road, at the airport, on the train or on the boat. They can come when you’re home or overseas. These darts are specifically aimed and fired to wound or destroy you emotionally, mentally, physically, financially or spiritually. They can come 24/7,
day or night, in all kinds of weather, in all kinds of seasons.
You cannot stop the fiery darts of the wicked from being fired at you, but by the power of the Word and the Spirit, if you continue to walk shielded by faith you SHALL be able to quench each and every one. You CAN experience victory through Christ our Lord. The question of the day is, do you believe it or not?
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about Ephesians 6:16 (KJV)，read God’s Grand Plan: A Practical Guide (Ephesians 4:1–6:24) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.