[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of January 30—February 5 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 409 - What Are Our Real Qualifications?

[The participants are Harvey Wood and Harlan Witham.]

Witham: Most people want to make a useful contribution to the world around them in some distinctive way. But often they doubt that they have anything special to offer. It's a rare person who doesn't have some qualms about his qualifications to make a meaningful contribution. As a personnel executive, I find that a person presents his qualifications on a resume or an application. But then you start digging further to determine his deeper qualifications—his judgment, wisdom, integrity, and so forth.Wood: Let's talk about these qualifications—the wisdom, the good judgment, the inspiration and enthusiasm that are necessary to make a genuine contribution to those around us. There are many inspired insights about this in the Bible. For example, in Ecclesiastes we read (2:26), "God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy." It was on this basis, this awareness of the divine source of man's real qualifications, that Christ Jesus said (John 14:10), "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works."

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