Love versus Fear
John writes that “perfect love drives out fear.”
Perfect love never fails. Perfect love is love that’s without fault, consistent and always present. God embodies perfect love.
Paul gives us a list of what love is and isn’t. Love is:
- not envious
- not boastful
- not proud
- not rude
- not self-seeking
- not easily angered
- forgetting the mistakes of others
- not delighting in evil
- rejoicing over truth
- offering protection
- never failing
This is love, perfect love, and it drives away fear.
Read more in Peter’s book, Love is Patient (book 7 in the Dear Theophilus series).
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.