Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
1. That the nature and aim of Satan is wickedness.
2. That all instruments are under one direction. Take the shield of faith - "Above all" - Show how faith has an aptness to quench, etc.
I. As it sees their malignant nature.
II. As it applies to the blood of sprinkling
III. As it sees the interceding Saviour. "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you," etc. (Luke 22:31, 32).
IV. As it realizes future glory. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for," etc. (Hebrews 11:1).
V. As it lays hold of the strength and victories of Christ.
(H. J. Foster.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.