Go Ye Therefore

The Law of Empowerment Part 17

 Love Cast Out Fear-1 John 4:17-21

When God perfects His love in us, we need not fear or feel insecure. We remain secure in His grace. We don’t fear punishment or judgment. We are free to love others (1 John 4:19).

Only these sorts of leaders empower others. The Law of Empowerment reminds us that only secure leaders give power away. Insecure leaders focus on themselves and feel consumed with how they look and weather people like them. The love of God is the only source of absolute security—and all of us can have it. Consider what John teaches us about living secure in Christ:

  1. Embracing God’s love gives confidence (v. 17).
  2. Leaders can incarnate God’s security and peace even in this life (v. 17).
  3. Enjoying God’s love eliminates fear and insecurity (v. 18).
  4. We can love others only because God has given us His love (v. 19).
  5. Leaders must allow God to empower them with His love before leading others (v. 19).
  6. Our love for others is a sign that we love God (v. 20).
  7. If I can’t get along with people, I can’t get along with God (vv. 20, 21).

Join me next time for The Law of Empowerment Part 18