Love Casts Out Fear

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1 John 4:16-21 ESV

How is “love perfected” or fulfilled in us?

What are the two blessings which can be ours? (verses 17 and 18)

  • We won’t fear God’s judgment when we know His forgiving love

What has God revealed to you?

Pray for
  • The fears I may have to conquer in Christ love
  • The preacher preparing to bring God’s Word on Sunday
Additional reading
Saturday Psalm 39
Sunday Psalm 40


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