Re: Verse reading–Proverbs 17:17; 1 John 4:7-21 (day seven)
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out all fear.”  (v 18)  “Little children, let us not love with word or tongue, but in deed and truth.  We shall know by this that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.”  (1 John 3:18-19)  What sort of love drives out fear?  It is a question that many believers still have.  Having come to Christ, we still face a daily battle with anxiety, fear of loss or punishment.  Where can we find assurance for our anxious hearts?  John teaches us where to find this desperately needed power.   Perfect love (fully matured) is required.  We must be “all in”, remaining  in Christ until His love has its way with us. It must also be practical love, faith that receives God’s goodness and answers back “in kind” by loving others.   Only this perfect and practical love has power to liberate us from fear.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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