Meta. Judgment (signified by Dan) is often looked upon by the outer man as punishment sent to him by a personal God because of his sins; thus he fears God (fear of God). As man unfolds, however, and begins to understand judgment and justice in a clearer light, he reverences divine law and ceases to fear. This reverence and worship of the one Mind, Spirit, leads to a conception of the loving care of God for mankind. Thus the individual experiences more and more of grace and mercy in judgment, and less of seeming punishment.