Ed Mathews uses Haggai 1.12 today in his devotional to launch a meditation on fear. Besides appreciating the context of the passage, he says:
Fear as awe. The religious sense of fear—or awe—is a reverence for God. The fear of the Lord is a recognition of His sovereignty. It is the beginning of “knowledge,” Proverbs 1:7. It is an understanding of Jehovah as the foundation of “a disciplined and prudent life,” Proverbs 1:3. To fear Him means to reject every competing deity. It means to serve the Lord only, Deuteronomy 6:13. Awe for God is expressed by walking in all His ways, in serving Him with an undivided heart, Deuteronomy 10:12,13.
How can I cultivate my fear of God? What truths about the Lord, promises from him, or actions of his can help me develop my reverence for the one true God?