Love Made Perfect

Consider the words, "Herein is our love made perfect." Multitudes of Christians today lack an understanding of how to make love perfect. It is not intentional. But if only we could grasp how this love is made perfect in us then we would enter into a brandnew understanding of spiritual life.

The Word of God says that there is no fear-no torment- in love, and that perfect love casts out fear. This is vital because, according to Genesis 3:10, the first emotional result of Adam and Eve's failure was fear. Fear was the first sin after unbelief. Job confessed, "For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me" (Job 3:25).

Because of the fear of death, people live their entire lives in subjection to some kind of bondage (see Hebrews 2:15). If you feel insecure when you hear the news that you have cancer or that you will have to file for bankruptcy, it is because you are filled with a deeprooted subjective fear.

There is something that casts out all fear: perfect love. How does it work? When I am filled with love, which is the subjective nature of God, that love will drive out subjective fear. "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us" (1 John 4:10a).

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