General Meaning: A shield is a picture of protection. Positive: A shield is a perfect picture of the protection that we have in the Lord. It is also a picture of faith in the Scriptures. The two are interlinked. • When you trust the Lord and have faith in Him, then He can protect you and do mighty things on your behalf. • Our shield of faith prevents us from coming under the attack of the enemy or under any curse. You do not overcome by sending your own arrows. Rather you just put up your shield of faith! • Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. • Psalms 3:3 But you, O LORD [Yahweh], [are] a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of my head. • Negative: The only time a shield would be negative is if you saw your shield being taken away. This means that your protection has been removed. • See also: Arrow, Bow, Dart.