Fearing God means to hate sin. The fear of God guides us to a better life and helps us avoid disobeying God. It also helps us to despises sin as the Lord despises it as evil. Everyone who has the true fear of God in him or her life never enjoys sin and doesn’t even want to think about it. However, if such people do sin, they will confess their sin before God (and others) and quickly turn away and repent. When we repent, our repentance should be from the heart and not just in words. We received God’s mercy and forgiveness when we confess our sins and no longer continue in sinning.