God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.
1 John 4:17-18 MSG
U are love! Learning how to love & live in love fulfills every law U have & takes me way beyond that! Just obeying is for kids! U want me to find life at a much deeper & richer level than that!
U want me free of worry & fear! U want me to live maturely, fully formed in love just like Christ! This is amazing! U wouldn't ask this if it wasn't possible! And U wouldn't make it possible without U & I coming together in a loving relationship! Thank U, Lord!
I love the way the Message paraphrases these 2 verses! Lead me into life as described in these verses!