"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of The Lord, that is Wisdom ; And to depart from evil is understanding.' " (28:28)
Fear as a response to God and His deeds is so important an aspect of Biblical Faith and Life, that Fear actually occurs as an epithet of God Himself. Jacob describes the Lord as The "Fear of Isaac" His Father ( Gen 31:42 ), suggesting that Isaac had such reverential submission to The Lord that The Lord, to him, was the embodiment of fear.
Fear of God also lies at the heart of successful living in the world.
Such healthy fear enables one to praise God ( Psalm 22:23 ; Rev 14:7 ); to enjoy benefits and blessings at His Hand ( Psalm 34:9 ; Psalms 103:11 Psalms 103:13 Psalms 103:17 ); to rest in peace and security ( Psalm 112:7-8 ); and to experience length of days ( Prov 10:27 ; 19:23 ).
There are, thus, two sides of the fear of The Lord that which produces awe, reverence, and obedience.....
and that which causes one to cower in dread and terror in anticipation of His displeasure.
(Dictionaries - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Fear)
We are promised the gift of Wisdom through His Word. Why live life without that Gift? Or for that matter, any other of the innumerable "gifts" He gives us.
All we have to do is accept them. They are all "paid in full".
Take some time and google "Gifts from God". Then take a moment to reflect on the ones He gives you in your day-to-day life, the steps of your past journey. Write them down. Post them where you can read and be reminded. Promise - He will blow you away!!!
His gifts - they keep on giving.