It is not entirely inappropriate to fear being punished for sin. After all, the Bible warns us of such punishment. Yet that cannot be the sole thing that drives our repentance. We must come to the point that we are sorry for our sin primarily because we have offended our holy Lord. Our sin is heinous not because it will lead to damnation if we never turn to Christ; it is heinous because it is a violation of God’s holy character. May we ever keep the Lord as our focus in our repentance.