The Roman shield, or scutum, was a central part of the soldier’s defense. The scutum was rectangular in shape and rounded on the ends. It was typically made from two sheets of wood that were glued together, then covered with canvas and leather. The canvas and leather could be doused with water to protect against flaming arrows.
The shield weighed about 22 pounds and was roughly 37 to 42 inches high and 27 to 33 inches across. A metal piece ran across the center of the shield, so it could also be used as a weapon to punch or push forward.
Paul, in his analogy of the Christian armament, says that “above all” the shield of faith should be raised!
Pastor Terry continues in our current sermon series, “Powerful Armor of God”. Terry will help us better understand just what exactly faith is and how God wants us to use it in our daily life with today’s message entitled, “Shield of Faith”.