The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Fear has a bad connotation in our minds. When we hear the word fear, we think of snakes, spiders, or scary movies. But fear of the Lord has nothing to do with any of this.
Fearing God is not being scared of him. Those who have asked God to forgive them of their sins because of the work of Christ on the cross have absolutely nothing to be scared of.
Instead, fear of the Lord means revering Him. When we fear God we want to please him. It’s become cliché to ask “What would Jesus do?” but fearing the Lord does ask the question as to what God would have us do.
When we are seeking to do God’s will we are going to become wiser because God is going to direct us in His ways. Knowledge of God will also become understanding because God will guide us.
There are many who know about God but they do not understand Him. They don’t follow Him because they do not love Him. Fearing God means following Him and growing closer to Him daily as we walk with Him.