1 John 4:18; "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."(NIV)
Studying the above scripture, we understand that love is greater than fear. The bible commands us to fear God but not to fear men, because fear hath torment: it distresses a man, fills him with anguish, and makes him restless and uneasy, and keeps him in servitude; through the fear of men, of the devil, death, judgment, and hell, he is all his lifetime subject to bondage.
Fear of punishment cannot lead us to righteousness but rather, the perfect love of God. Perfect love is genuine and sincere. Perfect love drives out fear because where there is light the darkness disappears.
2 Timothy 1:7 says; "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."(KJV)
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love. I reject every spirit of fear that comes to try me. I pray that the perfect love of God will fill my heart, my soul and my mind in Jesus mighty name! Amen!