The Egyptians confiscated the treasures from the house of the Lord, treasures from the King Rehoboam and also the golden shields which were used to protect Jerusalem and its’ people. 

Immediately King Rehoboam had replacement shields made. He understood how important it was to have a line of defense in place. He knew the importance of being ready to battle. 

We, being part of spiritual warfare, need to always be prepared to shield ourselves from the tactics used against us. The shield we have is one of faith: trusting Jesus as our Savior, knowing that He is our truth, our leader and our protection. 

With Jesus as our first line of defense we will never be defeated.