Broke His Heart
It flashed into this thief's soul that Jesus was the Son of God, and
that moment he rebuked his companion, saying:
"Dost thou not fear God?"
The fear of God fell upon him. There is not much hope of a man's
being saved until the fear of God comes upon him. Solomon says, "The
fear of God is the beginning of wisdom."
We read in Acts that great fear fell upon the people; that was the
fear of the Lord. That was the first sign that conviction had
entered the soul of the thief. "Dost thou not fear God?" That was
the first sign we have of life springing up.