Eph. 6.16 ‚Äútake up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.‚Äù
They had leather covered shields that they would soak in water so that if an arrow hit it, it would go in deep and the fire would be put out. I just realized that they had to GET HIT BY THE ARROW if they wanted to extinguish it. If I dodge the arrow it may go behind me and hit somebody else. Or hit my house and set it on fire! Let my shield of faith be big and may I not be afraid to step into the hit and take those arrows well! May I take those dudes and extinguish them¬† rather than dodge them and let someone else who may be hiding behind me deal with it.