The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Proverb 1:7
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Proverbs 9:10
Sometimes the "fear of the Lord" can be standing of awe of His presence. To respect Him totally and listen.
Sometimes the "fear of the Lord" could cause us to be afraid of His mighty power and judgment.
Since we all need knowledge and wisdom to serve Him and help others, which one would be the best source to supply them? Would it seem to you that we need both. Those two elements will force us into His word for the things He knows we need. "Fear of the Lord". We need lots more of it.