Fear can be devastating and cause us to do nothing when there is something that we should be doing. Fear is like pain it tells us that something is wrong. Fear keeps us from standing on the edge of a cliff. We should use fear as a guide to help keep us from pride and sin.
Jesus said, “And do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt. 10:28
That is why Job, David, Solomon, and others have said ‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of Wisdom.’ They understood that fearing the LORD delivers us from all other fear, guiding us in serving and obeying Him and not ourselves or others.