Carrot and Stick

I think most people understand what is meant by the carrot and stick approach.

I think that in many ways God is the same.

God is Love.

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
- 1 John 4:16 (KJV)

But there is also wrath towards sin.

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
- Hebrews 10:31 (KJV)

We therefore ought to obey God, and repent from our sins.