Satan will attempt to shoot “fiery darts” at us in the form of ugly thoughts, temptations, unbelief, and distracting thoughts. He can also use the tongues of other people to shoot “fiery darts.” These can take the form of persecuting words, critical comments, discouraging words, words designed to create fear, harsh and hurting words, curses, and deceptions. Without the shield of faith, these words will defeat us. With the shield, the darts will be quenched.
It is important for us to realize that no matter what kind of fiery darts the enemy by shoot at us, that ultimately, in light of eternity, they cannot hurt us!