I just wrote a post, because I was struggling with the tragedies of life some of my friends are going through. This post hit it square on the head. God’s love is perfect and it does drive out the fear of all things, when you know it, surely know it!
We all need a hand to help us across the great divide!
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear” (1 John 4:18).
M-m-m. Interesting. John doesn’t say perfect courage drives out fear. Not even perfect faith. Why does he say perfect love will drive out fear?
First of all, this verse is not talking about fears of financial ruin or life-threatening events. Verse eighteen gives us the context. John is talking about Judgment Day. He’s reminding us that, if we know Jesus, there is nothing to fear when we leave this earth for eternity. Jesus gave his life to save us from the consequences of our sin. Our place in heaven is secure, if our faith is in him.
And once that matter has been settled, other fear-producing questions can be put in proper perspective. We have to remind ourselves that earthly life fades quickly like the leaves (Isaiah 64:6). These questions will cease to matter–questions…
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