ShepherdDave has no clue,
how much he fails at following Jesus. He acknowledges that he’s not perfect, that he sins from time to time, like when he gets angry, but he fails to see that he never stops sinning, that there is a dark side to everything he ever does, even the seemingly selfless/loving things he does, fails to see that his every thought is at root, self-centered self-absorption – all about Dave and feeling superior to others. Clear-sighted about the sins of others, blind to his own. Assuming, willfully doing, not asking, not thanking, confident-he-knows-what’s-best/thankable, confessing Jesus without experiencing the benefit of Jesus. To be pitied above all men.
–ShepherdDave, needing fresh conviction of the sin of dissatisfaction with Jesus and His imputed worthiness, so his eyes might momentarily be opened to the ugly truth about himself, so he might momentarily be DumbSheepDave, feeling unconditionally loved by his SovereignShepherdJesus, feeling unconditional love for others and himself, enjoying the bliss of Jesus-dependency/humility/cluelessness-he-knows-what’s-best, so the nonbelievers around him might experience Jesus
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