When and where the word of God is not proclaimed or acknowledged, the fear of God grows weak.
On the other hand, when and where the word of God is declared without equivocation, it gives rise to the reverence of God.
The lesson for us to learn therefore is to lift up the word of God (whether as speakers or listeners) that we might fear Him as we should.
See Psalm 119:38 and Isaiah 57:11.
Our society today is practically deaf to the word of God and for this reason there is so little fear of God.