Put The Fear Of God Into Meaning

(idiomatic) To cause someone to obey through fear in other contexts; to terrify into submission.

Example: To cause someone to repent through fear of the wrath of God.
1915 August, Red Feather, 86/1:
  It was the ‘minnie-woffers’ which put the fear of God into them.
1990, House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 1:
  Well, I'll continue to put the fear of God into the troops for as long as I can... but there comes a time... We're nowhere near it yet, of course...