How does the fear of God impact our view of the cross, of God, and of sin?
Joel Beeke explains that once we have a fear of God, it allows us to better understand the seriousness of sin. This, in turn, drives us to the cross, where we see the all-sufficiency of Christ. The cross allows us to comprehend what Christ has done, the enormity of sin, and the greatness of God. This majestic view of God, His attributes, and His glory allows us to see God’s fingerprints throughout all of life – He is present everywhere and at all times. Even if no one else sees us committing a sinful act, He is present.
Psalm 139:7-10 (NKJV) – “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.