And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
Reflect and Respond: As a Christ Follower, you have no need to fear the past, the present, or the future because through Jesus, your sins have been forgiven, you have been justified, and you have been guaranteed an exciting, eternal future! What does that mean for you today?
Prayer: Father, thank you for your perfect love! You've expressed it through the life and sacrificial death of your Son. He died to pay for my sins. He rose again to glory, and He reigns now and forever. Help me to share this love with others. Amen.