The Bible says to take up the shield of faith in order to extinguish all the fiery (ignited, inflamed, angry, burning) spears, darts or missiles against you that are evil; hurtful, calamitous, diseased, derelict, corrupt, malicious, grievous and wicked.
A Sheild is a protective covering against the blows, risks, and weapons of an enemy.
The Roman shield was called the scutum. It was a large rectangular curved shield made of sheets of wood that were glued together and covered with canvas and leather.
Although it was lightweight the shield was large enough to cover the entire soldier. This made it difficult for an enemy to penetrate. Not only that but the shield had a metal round piece of material called an umbo in the center.
The umbo was used to deflect blows from the enemy by making a punching motion towards the blow.
Attacks were prevented from penetrating by pivoting the shield about the body to resist the oncoming blows from an enemy.
God says in his word that he is a shield and a buckler to those who put their trust in him.
In other words the Lord protects us from enemy attacks if we trust him to be our shield in times of trouble.
Faith in God thwarts all enemy attacks against us. When we put our trust in the Lord as our deliverer then he delivers us.
The Lord tells us in Genesis 15:1 I am thy shield. I am your protector and defense.
The Lord also tells us in his word that he is our shield. We are saved by his help. Deuteronomy 33:29
The Lord says that he is our shield that goes before us in battle. 1 Samuel 17:41
He is our shield of salvation. 2 Samuel 22:36
The Lord will compass us about like a shield. Psalm 5:12
The Lord will break the arrows of the blow by his shield. Psalm 76:3
His truth is our shield of defense. Psalm 91:4
He is our help and our shield. Psalm 119:9
The Lord is our hiding place. Our shield as we hope in his word. Psalm 119:14
Have faith in God. Trust him in times of trouble. He will surround you as a sheild of defense. No weapon formed against you will alight. The Lord is your protector. He is your sheild!
Psalm 144:1, 2
Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.