The beginning of wisdom

It is an indispensable duty incumbent on Christians, to be fearers of God.  “Fear God!” (Eccles. 5:7).  “That you may fear the glorious and awesome name of the Lord your God!” (Deut. 28:58).  This fear of God is the very foundation of a saint.  One can no more act as a Christian without the fear of God–than he can act as a man without reason.

Thomas Watson