There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
1 John 4:18 | NASB
Why is it that we never quote the rest of this verse? Fear involves punishment, a recoil of sin. Love perfected is one without sin.
Many Christians today explain away their sins with excuses, living with a carnal warped view of love. Everything short of perfect. To live in fear of punishment from God is not trusting God.
But the one who man’s-up (or woman’s-up) is found surrounded with the love of God.
Own up to it! You’re not perfect by any stretch of the imagination! Don’t live in fear of God’s wrath but live in his love.
Be blessed and be a blessing!