The Apostle John assures us that "there is no fear in...

Yorkshire Observer Budget

The Apostle John assures us that "there is no fear in love," and that "God is love." It is evident that the fear of which the apostle here speaks is not the "fear of the Lord," often mentioned in the Scriptures, which is a reverence for and acknowledgment of God in all our ways. God is infinite.

The injunction "Fear not," which rings throughout the Bible, and which is so often enjoined by Jesus, has come down through the years. Yet mankind generally is as fearful today as yesterday, because it has not intelligently recognized the nothingness of fear. We must be assured that all power belongs to God, and that the whole power of infinite good is ceaselessly operating for man and not against him.

When Pilate said to Jesus, "Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?" Jesus showed, notwithstanding his extremity, an utter fearlessness for any supposed power apart from God. He answered, "Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above." With Jesus, at all times, in all ways, in all conditions, under all circumstances, divine Love was a very present reality. He knew it was the nature of Love to supply man with all good.

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