If we don’t know what love is how are we going to determine if we are being loved and if we are loving others? In these scriptures we see where God has set some boundaries in place so we can distinguish between what love is and is not.
Fear is a lie and unlike other emotions it does not come from God. When God created humans, He created us in His image (Genesis 1:27). No where in scripture do we see fear as a part of God’s character/image.
A sad and undeniable truth is that we live in a world where everyday someone is abused physically, sexually, verbally and/or emotionally. People are discriminated against, falsely accused, imprisoned, and controlled by unjust systems. It is easy for us to feel powerless, hopeless, and stuck in a victim mindset.