Whoa. This verse is deep. Typically, folks — me included — don’t contextualize the “perfect love drives out fear.” Instead, we focus on God’s loves casts out fear. But the rest of the verse is pretty important. Why? Because it has to do with repentance.
If someone would threaten to remove chocolate from this world if I didn’t choose my most favorite verse of the Bible, it would be today’s verse. Why? Because there are thousands of verses I love. Actually, it’s not that difficult for me to pick this passage. I mean what a love letter!
We learn how to love because we have the perfect example, Yeshua — Jesus. But, there are other examples of a perfect love.
Being able to communicate well — in any language — is only half the effort to relay and live the truth. The other half is love. Not just lovey-dovey love, but ,,,
Nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even us. His love is enduring — really it has to be to deal with fallen humanity. Why He gave us the greatest gift of in the universe when we’re such a mess is beyond my understanding.
This chapter is probably spoken at more Christian weddings than any other — and rightfully so. But I would argue it should be the anthem for all followers …
Messiah loves us through every trial and tribulation, but do we love Him? Have we ever questioned God’s love?
Love works hard. Love is purposeful. And despite what all the storybooks might say, love is a choice.
How many times have we read this and just moved on?