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And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 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. We love Him because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God [must] love his brother also. (1 John 4:16-21 NKJV)
The Holy Spirit tells us in 1 John 4:18 that perfect love casts out fear. Since God is love (1 John 5:8), He then is perfect love. If we truly apply this to our life, then fear will be cast out of our lives. And as Romans 8:37-39 tells us that nothing can separate us from the His love, therefore, nothing can separate His people from Him!
Such should cause us to joyously praise our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ!