I’ve always wondered what it meant to “fear the Lord”. I initially thought it meant to be afraid of Him, but that’s the furthest thing from the truth. In this context fear means obedience.
“Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” Psalm 128:1-2
Out of our reverence for God we choose to obey Him. It’s not because we think He’ll punish us if we don’t. It’s because I love God so much that I choose to be obedient, and then I reap the fruit of that in my life.