Have you ever realized that God's forgiveness comes so men will fear Him?
If you consider the public sins of our leaders today, you would think the banner of forgiveness being held highly by man is solely to excuse the behavior of the sinner. The dangers in our churches and society today are the people who believe forgiveness is to excuse sin for social harmony. Then this ideology breeds into our churches and homes and we begin to think forgiveness is to excuse sin. This ideology stands orphaned from God's word when we consider forgiveness from God to man is for man to fear Him.
How much fear of God is in your household today? How much fear of God is in your church today? The lack of fear in our homes and churches may be stemming from our forgetting why His forgiveness is granted. Have you been forgiven? Have you a fear of God?