John Owen on the Difference Between the Fear of the Lord and the Fright of the Lord
February 10, 2015
"[The fear of the Lord produces] Self-abhorrency and condemnation...God will be brought to mind...[and] the soul will be insensibly wrought upon to delight itself in dealing with God...Without this discovery the soul likes not unto God, and whatever it doth with respect unto him, it is because it dares do no otherwise, being overawed with his terror and greatness; and such obedience God may have from devils."
-John Owen, An Exposition of Psalm 130. The Works of John Owen, Volume, VI. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. p.419.