1 John 4:18

1 John 4:18 (King James Version)
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love

I am amazed at what happens when you ask someone what is the opposite of love. Most people will say it is hate. If you look it, up on the internet. There are hundreds of sights proclaiming it to apathy.

Apathy in its simplest form is indifference.

If the internet is right or if the average person on the street is right, why didn’t John say that Jesus’ perfect love cast out apathy or hate?

If you do a little word study, you will soon find that the word hate is rooted in the word fear. Some other words grow in its fertile soil also. Words such as dread, fright, alarm, panic, terror and trepidation.

Now with that in mind allow me to ask you this. Have you ever awaked in the middle of the night engulfed in hate? I doubt it very much. You most likely found yourself in bondage by either fear or one of its off spring.

When this happens simply, ask the Holy Spirit that lives in you to take the perfect love of Jesus and cast all fear out. You might find that this simple prayer works better than the most powerful sleeping pill. Even better, you want wake all druggy the next day.

Jesus, loves me. Yes I know for the bible tells me so. And his perfect love cast out all fear.

Don’t believe me. Ask any little kid that goes to Sunday school.

I think as we age we get worldly smarter and spiritually dumber.

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2 Comments on “1 John 4:18”

  1. angie Says:

    that was really powerful! I love the comment on as we get older we get worldly smarter and spiritually dumber. I may have to use that as my status on FB.

  2. Mary Says:

    This is wonderful—thanks so much!!! 🙂


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