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“With Your Shield, Or On It” Hebrews 10: 26-39

 “With Your Shield, Or On It”    Hebrews 10: 26-39

Greek women presented shields to their sons going to battle and said, "Either bring this back, or be brought back upon it." Sometimes they would give them their fathers' shields and say, "Your father always preserved this shield; preserve it, or perish." Either one was a proof that a soldier had faithfully persevered until the end. You may die, but you will never run.So when the writer of Hebrews says, “Don’t abandon your confidence,” he is saying, “Don’t abandon your faith. It is your shield.” This is not the only time we see this language in the New Testament. “Above all, take the shield of faith.” (Ephesians 6:16)