Gift of Fear of the Lord


Brings forth the fear of offending God by sin


  • Awakens the horror and sorrow for sin because it is a loss of friendship with God
  • Gives firm resolve to do the Father’s will
  • Instills reverence, awe, humility
  • Gives vigilance in avoiding sin and occasions of sin Sees God as a loving Father; puts His love at the center of one’s life
  • Regulates one’s desires from within
  • Horror and sorrow for sin because it is a loss of friendship with God

Perfects the theological virtue of Hope and the cardinal virtue of Temperance