A Biblical fear of God comes in two aromas, and the prophet Zephaniah has us breathe them both deeply. The first could be called Pure Terror, which is what we will smell when we find ourselves face to face with the one true, but unknown God. This is the fear of God that forces us to see ourselves in a great need of forgiveness.
Once we accept God's offer of forgiveness the aroma changes to Secure Thrill! This is the fear of God that is respectful, awed, amazed, and safe in his protection. "In that day you will feel no shame because of all your deeds by which you have rebelled against Me; for I will remove them from among you... I will thrill over you with joy!"