Most mature Christians would define the fear of the lord as an awe-struck reverence for a holy, almighty God. Psalm 130 shows a link between the Gospel and the forgiveness of the cross to the fear of the Lord. Jesus is the main cause to have a fear of the Lord. All wisdom scripture begins with the fear of the Lord and his decrees. To not go down the path of Solomon wisdom also needs to end with the fear of the Lord!
Psa 130:1 A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
Psa 130:2 O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
Psa 130:3 If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
Psa 130:4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.
Psa 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
Psa 130:6 my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
Psa 130:7 O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.
Psa 130:8 And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.