No Room for Fear
“There is no room for fear in love.” –1 John 4:18a (Message Bible)
What do we fear? Why do we fear? Honest answers to these questions can tell you many things about a person. Do we fear man more than God? What do our actions say to back that up?
Later in 1 John 4, it says, “Fear is crippling…” To be crippled in this sense is to be limited. Basically, when we fear (or live a life of fear) we limit how much God can work in our lives. (note: He’s God and He can do all things, so we really can’t truly limit His actions) We really limit ourselves by the exact proportion to which we give ourselves away to God and others! If our mission is to Love God and Love Others —and it’s God who is ordaining this mission—whom do we have to fear? If we love deeply, our fear is shallow; If we fear deeply, our love is shallow. (Romans 8:31) “IF God be for us, who can be against us?”