The God of the Old Testament was gracious and compassionate—and terrifying. The God of the New Testament is gracious and compassionate—and terrifying! He has not changed. Sometimes we can focus so much on God’s forgiveness and grace that we forget he is still scary. His searing holiness is the backdrop for his breathtaking mercy. If we ignore that essential aspect of his character, we can stop taking the call to obedience seriously. What would wisdom in daily life look like if we kept God’s absolute kingship in view and recaptured a deep reverence, awe, and fear of the Lord?