The Beginning of Wisdom

Faith and fear go hand in hand.  When the soul looks at God’s holiness, he fears.  When he looks at God’s promises, he believes.  A godly man trembles, yet trusts.  Fear preserves reverence, faith preserves cheerfulness.  Fear keeps the soul from lightness, faith keeps it from sadness.  By this we may know whether we walk with God, if we walk “in the fear of God.”

Thomas Watson