Fear of God Devotional: How Mercy Increases Godly Fear in Man

God is infinitely angry with sin, yet He grants mercy to sinners through the shed blood of His Son. This is mercy. Infinite anger is replaced with infinite mercy by the atoning blood of Jesus. In this sense, the fear of God is a response to mercy. And, when someone grants you mercy, you want to draw near to them. You want to be with them. You do not want to run away… Gratitude turns to a fear that draws near. And those who fear God, not only run toward Him, they find that God draws near to them.

“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy” (Psalm 33:18).