Friday, January 23, 2009

Unanswered Questions Concerning Fear

This past week, I have been contemplating the subject of fear. I John 4:18 says- "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love."
Fear is a natural part of humanity, so can we as humans ever be made truly perfect in love? Is it an essential part of our relationship with the Lord to be made perfect in love? Did the Lord ever experience fear during his time on earth? If so, does that make fear sin? And if Jesus experienced fear, was he not perfect in love as a human being?