What is reverential fear, and how does it apply to understanding God? Why is it important for us to fear God, because as we all are aware, He has not given us the spirit of fear? To have reverential fear means to have reverence. It involves humbling oneself to the point where God is viewed with awe and a level of the utmost or highest respect; there is no desire to disobey Him because you dare not disappoint Him or cause His wrath. Everything concerning Him, is deemed holy and sacred, therefore......