PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR
It is amazing how God’s love surrounds us. His love is perfect and complete. His love is constant and drives out fear, for there is no fear in God. We can trust and rely on His love because His love covers us each day. I have said on more than one occasion that no one can love us like God. His love is the only perfect love that we will ever experience. For no one is perfect, but He. Thank God, for those who love us, for we know that their love is not perfect. Our love for them is not perfect. There are flaws we sometimes see in our love. At times, our love is conditional. If you love me, I will love you. God’s love is not based upon our love: He loved us first. The scripture lesson is I John 4:18.
“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect love.”
What a wonderful love story: living in God’s love. God is love. This unshakable confidence in the love of God drives out all fear. Fear is banished. Fear moves away, while love unites. Fear has to do with punishment; it is an act of discipline. But even as we are disciplined in love, His ways are made perfect. Love overcomes fear. May we always remember that there is no fear in God and that His love is perfect and complete. May we live in love.