I was on another site not too long ago, and the question was posted, if God is loving and so good, why do Christians say that they are God fearing? Why would you fear something that was so great? My answer to the poster was, we fear him because he is so great. Fear of the Lord does not mean that we are afraid of Him. Fear of the Lord means that we respect Him, and honor His place in our lives. Does anybody else have a different answer for why we say we are God fearing Christians or anything to add?