Hell and destruction are before the Lord : how much more then the hearts of the children of men? -Proverbs 15:11, KJV
Over and over again Solomon reminds us that the fear of the Lord brings wisdom and life.
Our world attempts to create a god that would never punish or discipline people. But what did Jesus say?
“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!”
Luke 12:4-5, ESV
It is not the Devil who controls the realm of fiery torment. It is God. We should begin with a fear of the one who can send us there.
But He loves us enough to save us.
But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”
Our fear should push us toward faith that He also made a way for us. His Son, Jesus, came and died for our sins and rose to life again to give us hope for the future.
We should have faith like a child who knows his father will not let him go when things get scary.
We can know that, although God created and maintains Hell, He cares more for those sons of Adam who hear His call to become born again sons of God.