Perfect Love

Hello, today my sister and I are doing our post together on Proverbs 10:12 which says:

“Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.”

Solomon was saying that people who have hate in their hearts only stir up conflict, while those who have love in their heart can forgive. If you have true love in your heart, than anything someone does is forgivable.

The one place that love was shown the most was at the cross. John 3:16 says that because God so loved the world, He sent His only son to die that we may have eternal life. Jesus loved(loves) us so much that He died in our place.

1 John 4:18 says:

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

Fear has to do with punishment. Because of our sin we would have been punished, and that makes us fear. But, because of Jesus and His perfect love, our fear has been cast out along with our punishment!The last part of verse 18 tells us that if we are afraid we are not made perfect in love; Jesus has also made us perfect in God’s eyes through His love.

Because of Jesus and His perfect love, we are saved from the punishment we would have received!

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland

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