MAY 1 Since today's readings are additional genealogies, I would like to deviate somewhat and comment in other areas.

The entire world today is seeking wisdom! Education is prevalent in every city. Literally thousands of young and old alike are attending universities. But how many of them really know the meaning of wisdom? Wisdom is seeing things from God's point of view. However, all too often the wisdom of man is depended upon. Man's wisdom can only get us into trouble. I am sure that many times in your own life, you have done things without consulting the mind of God. Each time we do things on our own, we cause Satan to rejoice. For we are doing the very thing he would have us do. When we submit ourselves to God, His wisdom can be imparted to us and we can avoid the pitfalls and mistakes Satan wants us to make.

I have often said that you do not determine a man's greatness by his wealth or by his talent, but by what it takes to discourage him. Our world today is filled with a bunch of "quitters"--those who became discouraged and just gave up. All too often, the moment something goes wrong, we are prone to sit down and quit, rather than keep fighting the battle. The man who is able to overcome the many discouragements that may face him is the man who can be great in the service of the Lord. Each of us should realize, even in our darkest moments, that Christ died for us and that He loves us. Remember that even though the clouds may cover the sky, the sun is still shining and the clouds will soon roll away and let the light show forth.

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