Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

Perfect Love

Perfect love casts out all fear.

Anxiety disorder runs rampant in our current culture. Will North Korea strike? Will Iran build a nuclear arsenal to take down Israel? Will North Korea or Russia bring a cyber attack against us, taking down our grid? All these questions sap our energy, drain our spirits, and catapult us into the depths of fear.

So how can we counteract anxiety and bring peace and harmony into our lives? The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear.

So what is perfect love? Four types of love are explained in the Bible.

Storge love is the bond experienced between family members. It creates relationships between parents and children, between siblings, and between extended family members.

Eros refers to romantic love and sexual tension. Eros the Greek word for love between partners.

Philios Love refers to the love experienced in friendship relationships. It also extends to bonds created in communities.

Agape love is the highest form of love. It’s the unconditional love God has for us. It is the perfect remedy for fear. As we love others unconditionally, we set a firm foundation for security in our loves. As we love ourselves unconditionally, we firm up the rock of safety and we create anchors of peace.

Yes, perfect love casts out all fear.

 

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