Fear of God—or man?

(John Flavel)

The ungodly person fears man—not God.
"An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:
 There is no fear of God before his eyes." Psalm 36:1

The strong Christian fears God—not man.
"Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him;
 he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil." Job 2:3

The weak Christian fears man too much—and God too little.
"Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13