I open Scripture as ShepherdDave,
not DumbSheepDave. Whyzat? I hardly know how to go through my day – interact with life, as DumbSheepDave. So unnatural, other-worldly, unAmerican, unChristian, to be weak, clueless, childlike, dependent, because everyone outside the Church and inside the Church, stresses strength, being knowledgeable/wise, adultlike, independent. So I feel pressure when I read Scripture, to understand everything perfectly, so I can explain everything to others perfectly. Great unity among Christians on most of Scripture, but great disunity on the meaning of many areas. Still, a mature Christian – strong/adultlike/knowledgeable, is expected to have answers. ShepherdDave.
DumbSheepDave feels no pressure to understand all of Scripture perfectly. Trusts his ShepherdJesus when he doesn’t understand. Ahhhh. Wunnnerful peace being other-worldly. Though impossible unless the Spirit convicts for the sin of independence/worldliness/pride/confidence.
–DumbSheepDave, trying to give ShepherdDave permission to be weak, clueless, childlike, dependent, so he experiences the bliss of Jesus-dependency/humility, so the pre-believers around him will want a SaviorShepherd too
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