A lifetime: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14).
What does it mean to “fear God”?
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7).
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way” (Proverbs 8:13).
“The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether” (Psalm 19:9).
“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death” (Proverbs 14:27).