Proverbs 16:6 Atonement.
Atonement for one’s iniquity is required of us all, but none of us can provide this for ourselves – it has to be provided by the LORD (Cf. Ex. 30:10; Lev. 16:30; 17:11; 23:28). Atonement establishes the covenant with his people (Ez. 16:63). Truth and mercy both are needed. The truth is we are sinners. However, without mercy this leaves us hopeless. This is the proper fear one needs to have for the LORD. Only when we receive the atonement he provides can we then depart from iniquity. “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil” (Pr. 8:13a Cf. 14:16).