One of the fundamental character traits of the child of God is reverence. But what does it mean to reverence God? It is a holy fear mingled with respect and esteem. It is the act of veneration and the act of worship.
According to Noah Webster, reverence is defined as:
“The fear acceptable to God, is a filial fear, an awful reverence of the divine nature, proceeding from a just esteem of his perfections, which produces in us an inclination to his service and an unwillingness to offend him.”
Reverence is connected very intimately to worship. In fact, it is the underlying foundation of worship. When we come before God in worship, we come and we reverence God.