Rabbeinu Bachya – Awe of God 1
Miracles are promised for those who fear sin:
Rabbeinu Bachya (Introduction to Ki Tisa) questions how the righteous can merit long lives if they worry so much about sinning against God, when we know that apprehension usually shortens one’s life. In fact, King Solomon in Proverbs actually describes the righteous who are anxious about sinning, miraculously merit longer life. Rabbeinu Bachya actually considers this protection from the usual consequences of anxiety as a hidden miracle.