Has the world we live in lost the fear of God? I think Psalm 36:2-4 could be used to describe our current culture:
An oracle of Transgression— within my heart, to the wicked one: “There is no fear of God before his eyes.For he flatters himself in his own eyes, too much to notice his iniquity —or hate it.His mouth’s words are iniquity and deceit. He has ceased to be wise and do good.”
Consider also Psalm 33: 8,9
Let all the earth fear ADONAI. Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.For He spoke, and it came to be. He commanded, and it stood firm. TLV
Fear ADONAI, His kedoshim, For those who fear Him lack nothing.
‘The fear of the Lord —that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.”‘
So now, O Israel, what does Adonai your God require of you, but to fear Adonai your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve Adonai your God with all your heart and with all your soul, TLV
Have we forgotten that to fear God is to love God and to serve God?
So Messiah’s community throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had shalom and was built up. Walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Ruach ha-Kodesh, it kept multiplying.