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.