Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
One of the most popular scriptures is Prov 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” The fear of God can be summarized as worshipping Him with awe-inspired reverence and obidience.
This is one thing that is gradually fading away in this age and generation. Many have lost the regard/reference for God. A lot of people are self intoxicated nowadays. They exalt themselves as their own mini-god with no place in their heart to acknowledge the supremacy of God.
Solomon concluded the book of Ecclesiastes by stating the whole duty of man. It is just one simple step which is to “Fear God”. Note that obeying God and His commandments is a dimension of fearing Him. Our primary purpose in life as humans is to fear God (worshipping Him with awe-inspired reverence and obidience) and in this lies each person’s secondary purpose. Do you still reverence God, are you in awe of Him, Do you still Fear Him?