Supernatural Set Up
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. Exo 20:18 Ten commandments where given to people in such a supernatural background. Lord spoke in audible voice from the fire. Why did Lord have to have a such a set up. Lord has nothing to prove, Lord does not have anything to prove to us. Lord does not need our approval. Then why did he exhibit such awesomeness.
Awe of People
And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. Exo 20:19 People seeing this greatness was gripped in fear. They trembled, people requested Moses we will hear from you; let us not hear the Lord speak to us, as hearing the Lord is so great and fearful. Why did the Lord allow the people to have such fear for the Lord. Why did the loving Lord, want the people to fear Him ?
Result of Godly Fear
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. Exo 20:20 When we really understand the greatness of the Lord, we will be gripped with fear, this is Holy fear, the thought of knowing the Almighty God. This fear will keep us from sinning. When we stand in awe of the Lord, only thought we have will be to honor the Lord. Word says fear of God is to hate evil. Exo 20:24 Lord says when the Lord is honored , Lord Himself will come down to us and bless us. Do you really know the greatness of the Lord, do you really fear Him ?