Pro14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
A wise man feareth – He can never trust in himself, though he be satisfied from himself. He knows that his sufficiency is of God; and he has that fear that causes him to depart from evil, which is a guardian to the love he feels. Love renders him cautious; the other makes him confident. His caution leads him from sin; his confidence leads him to God.