The fear of the Lord can be taught as well as “caught” by example. Here the Psalmist gives the basics of behavior. But the foundation of the “fear of the Lord” is knowing, by personal experience, His character.
Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is the man who desires life
And loves length of days that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
And His ears are open to their cry.
PRAY FOR THE FEAR OF THE LORD TO DESCEND ON ISRAEL.
[Amphitheater in Bet Shean]