(Proverbs 1:7 KJV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Beginnings are important. We always hear about how a good breakfast is key to a good day. Think of the parable of the two men, one building on sand, the other on the rock. Always be aware of the direction your muzzle is pointed when shooting a gun. Healthy “fear” (3374) is a good place to start. I fell off a church steeple once. It was a glorious experience, until I hit the bottom. When I am on bridges or gazing from a cliff at a panorama I sometimes have this urge to jump. It was fun. Only a healthy fear of the landing keeps me anchored.
I am at a time in life where I am concerned about how I finish. I want to go out still headed for the victory lap, not in the stands watching others experience spiritual sweat. I often say “good morning” by mistake in the afternoon. When called on it I will sometimes pull out an observation from my reading that for the believer it is always morning because life is always new. Although that is just a cover up, the concept is true.
So? Begin each day well and you will finish life well. A good place to begin is Proverbs. A good place to begin is being reminded about the foundation of the fear of the Lord. A proper fear can bring an eternal peace.