Chapter # 9 Paragraph # 4 Study # 2
December 9, 2008
Lincolnton, N.C.

<458> Thesis: The bottom line in man's relationship to God, on the human side, is humility. Introduction: There are perfectly reasonable explanations for every issue that contains within itself the ability to drive a wedge between God and His creation. However, those reasonable explanations may well be beyond the reach of man for one simple reason: the "facts" that permit understanding may be so "out there" in the far reaches of infinity that man, being limited to the "facts" that exist within the realm of his own intellectual grasp, may never have access to them. This does not have to be a "problem". Not only does Love transcend intelligence, there are enough "facts" available to man to preserve him from major blunders if he is willing to embrace them. One of those "facts" is before us this evening as we come to Romans 9:20-21. It is this: the bottom line on the human side of the God/man relationship issue is humility. We are going to consider this very "accessible" truth in our study.