John writes that “perfect love drives out fear.”
Perfect love never fails. Perfect love is love that’s without fault, consistent and always present. God embodies perfect love.
Paul gives us a list of what love is and isn’t. Love is:
- not envious
- not boastful
- not proud
- not rude
- not self-seeking
- not easily angered
- forgetting the mistakes of others
- not delighting in evil
- rejoicing over truth
- offering protection
- never failing
This is love, perfect love, and it drives away fear.