Where we begin is the same for all of us. Yes, we may try to pretend that it is not so, but we all were born in a world steeped in sin. What the Lord desires is for us to come into the truth, to know the truth and be set free from the bondage of this world. You go, you do not go, that you can determine, but the invitation has been given. He will bring you to know wisdom.
Lord, lead me on the path away from sin, death and the devil and to the path of seeking wisdom. Keep me from wandering in meaningless circles that I may forever hold fast to the eternal truth You have revealed for the ages. Guide me by Your Spirit to seek the better portion and leave behind the way of the world into which I was born. Keep me from denial and help me live truth.
Lord Jesus, Word Incarnate and the One who has introduced wisdom into the world, guide me by Your grace to live the life to which I have been called. Help me see more clearly the ways of this world and the alternatives You grant by grace for those who follow You. Lead me in the way I go and remove the obstacles before me that would hinder me from learning wisdom from You. Amen.