Scripture Verse Of The Week ‘1 John 4 verse 18’

perfect love

1 John 4 verse 18 tells us: {Amplified Bible}:

“There is no fear in love — dread does not exist; but full-grown [complete perfect] loves turns fear out the door and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thoughts of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love — is not yet grown into Love’s complete perfection.”

Fear is a terrible thing, and there are so many phobia mentioned on the lists of phobias, there is also a phobia for the fear of fear.

The verse before us today tells us, there is no fear in love, perfect love drive out fear. The only perfect Love we can have comes from Our Loving Creator God. John 3 verse 16: tells us that God so love that He gave, He gave the best He had, his only begotten Son Christ Jesus.

By believing in Him and by being instructed by His Word, we will be made complete, 2 Timothy 3 verse 17:  “So that the man {or woman} of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

We have His perfect love, because He died on the cross, as an expression of that Perfect love.

We have His instruction in His Word, so that we can come complete in Him, for every good work.

So do not let fear, rob us of the understanding, of His perfect love. Do not let fear stop us from becoming, all we can be in Him, because His purpose for our lives is that we become complete for every good work.

When we look at life, through the intentions Our Loving Creator God has for us, we will start to view everybody and everything in relation to God’s Holiness, righteousness and love. We can not ignore physical threats and violence, but we should not ignore The One who holds sway over our eternal destiny.  Because He has said in Jeremiah 29 verse 11: “‘For I Know the plans I have for you, ‘ this is the Lord’s declaration —‘plans for your welfare…..’.”

The Greatest work we can do, is to share with others about Him, from us being en-clothed in His perfect love, and growing in His Word.

God Bless.

O F J.

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