The purpose of all humankind is to love God with all your heart and to serve others......
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Ah, but does the Bible really say that. The Bible was not written in English, was it?!?<quoted text>
Yes, unless you are from a boardering country worshiping a different god.
It is there, staring up at you in the book of leviticus.
If you want to wish it away, fine. It doesn't change the words.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The beginning of wisdom is the awe of Lord Jehovah and the knowledge of the Righteous Ones is understanding;
The Catholic Bible
7 The beginning of knowledge is the awe of Yahweh,
only fools have contempt for wisdom and discipline.