Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 5 Study # 10
September 19, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.

<095> Thesis: Since God is absolutely trustworthy, our responsibilities are two: seek out His meaning; and place ourselves at the disposal of that meaning. Introduction: In our study last week we considered the issue of the necessity of a long range perspective. Clearly the "horn of salvation" has not been raised up in the sense that Zacharias meant with his words in 1:71. Therefore, we are under some obligation to understand that God wants us to take Him seriously in respect to both the present realities and His prophecies about the future. It is this issue of the problem(s) that the present lack of provision of what is clearly the promised future reality creates for us that is in view in the text before us today. How are we supposed to handle the absence of provision in the present? The answer is given in Zacharias' statement regarding Yahweh's speech through His 'previous' prophets. So, let us consider both what he has said and what may be some implications for us.