In his commentary (Christian Focus) on Ecclesiastes William Barrick notes six basic elements to any true fear of God:
Basically, the fear of God includes the following six elements:
First, one must trust God completely (Psalm 115:11).
Second, one must experience God’s forgiveness in reality (Psalm 130:4).
Third, one must sincerely delight in God’s Word (Psalm 112:1).
Fourth one must go beyond delighting in God’s Word by actually keeping (obeying) it (Psalm 119:63, Ecclesiastes 12:13).
Fifth, one must sincerely and consistently hate evil Proverbs 8:13.
Sixth, one must steadfastly hope in God’s loyal love Psalm 147:11.