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
What things would you call flaming arrows?
Do they have to come from an enemy?
Why does Jesus say, “Get behind me Satan,” to his buddy Peter?
How do we stab ourselves?
HOW can we deflect these arrows?
Words are powerful and one of the biggest “arrows” on my list. Others who cut me down, when I limit myself (and my God), and COMPARING…ouch!
They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
What kind of words/arrows are coming at you?
How are you deflecting those that don’t line up with God’s truth?
Are the words you are speaking ones to build up or tear down?
The world plants seeds of doubt, doom, and fear. Bad news sells and spreads like a wild fire. Wouldn’t it be amazing if it was the Good News spreading instead?