What Does “The Fear Of The LORD” Mean?

The word “fear” brings to the reader the understanding that when it is used for God, it’s a positive and good thing. For example. You are driving a car with a speed limit of 45. And, while the road starts to curve, you see a cop car stationed at the end of the curve. You notice that you are driving too fast, 55 miles an hour. Your fear for the officer makes you slow down to the speed limit of 45. Now, your fear wasn’t that the officer was going to torture you for going too fast but that he had the authority to punish you with a ticket for breaking the law.