There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:18-19
Recommended Reading: Romans 8:1-4
In the small epistle of First John, we’re told the opposite of fear is love. When the love of God flows through us, we no longer fear meeting God in judgment. We have no abiding fear of the future. We long for His coming. We look forward to beholding Him. We’re filled with the anticipation of seeing Him face to face. Those who know Jesus don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night and wonder, “What if I should die tonight and go stand before God?”
You don’t have to be afraid of that; you’ve already made peace with God through Jesus Christ. He has forgiven your sin, and you are accepted by the Father.
It’s sad for God’s children to doubt His ability to keep His word to them about the security of their eternal destiny. Jesus paid it all, and we can rest securely in Him. The perfect love of God casts out our fear of the future.
God incarnate is the end of fear.
F. B. Meyer.
Credit for David Jeremiah daily devotional December 16 2021:davidjeremiah.org