Above All Things

The advice to take up the large shield of faith is introduced with the expression “above all things,” indicating that this piece of armor is very important. Like a large protective shield, our faith protects us from Satan’s “burning missiles,” such as penetrating insults, lies, and half-truths put out by enemies and apostates trying to weaken our faith. These “missiles” could also be temptations to be materialistic, causing us to become preoccupied with buying many consumer goods and even inducing us to compete with those who have fallen into an ostentatious lifestyle. Perhaps they have invested in bigger and better homes and vehicles or make a show of their expensive jewelry and the latest clothing fashions. Regardless of what others do, we must have faith that is strong enough to turn aside these “burning missiles.”—1 Pet. 3:3-5; 1 John 2:15-17.



Above all taking the shield of faith wherewith __ ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked


Eph 6:16 - [In Context|Original Greek]

Above all, taking (5631) the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able (5695) to quench (5658) all the fiery (5772) darts of the wicked.



Eph 4:10 - [In Context|Read Chapter|Original Greek]

He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)


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Study Resource List

BCC -> Commentary on 3:3
GEB -> Study Notes on 3:3
JFB -> Commentary on 3:3
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 3:3
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 3:3
PNT -> Commentary on 3:3
RWP -> Study Notes on 3:3
TSK -> Commentary on 3:3 TSK -> Entry for 3:3
WEN -> Notes on 3:3
NTB -> Dress; Hair; Righteousness; Wife; Women
TTT -> Conduct, Christian; Hair, The; Wives
EBD -> Dress; Hair; Marriage; Wife
SBD -> Hair; Marriage

1 Peter 3:1-7 - [Verse 3 in Original Greek]

1 In R140 the same way, you wives, be R141 submissive to your own husbands so that even if any {of them} are disobedient to the word, they may be won R142 without a word by the behavior of their wives, 2 as they observe your chaste and respectful F49 behavior. 3 Your R143 adornment must not be {merely} external--braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; 4 but {let it be} the R144 hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. 5 For in this way in former times the holy women also, who R145 hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; 6 just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling R146 him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without F50 R147 being frightened by any fear. 7 You R148 husbands in the same way, live with {your wives} in an understanding way, as with someone F51 R149 weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.


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