The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the Lord is not spoken about much any more because people don't want to believe that they should reverence the Most High, bringing Him down to their level of mis-understanding! God exists in un-approachable light and His presence is pure and holy.
When the high priests of old approached the ark of the covenant in the Old Testament and they had sin within their heart the holy presence of God would kill them! It is said that they had a rope tied around their ankle to pull them out in case they died in the holy of hollies. It is imperative that we as believers respect and revere this awesome holy God whose name the Jews could not say because He was so holy!
Today we flippantly spout out His name on the Internet as OMG without even acknowledging His holiness and awesome presence, breaking the command not to take His mighty name in vain! To fear God is to be wise and to depart from evil will allow us to understand His ways.
When He made a law for the rain, and a path for the thunderbolt, then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out. And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.' Job 28:26-28
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin