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The root sin is not unbelief or pride,

but CONFIDENCE I know what’s best.  Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good or Bad.  Impossible for me to be critical, willful, fearful, prideful, discouraged, self-absorbed, judge of others/self, unless I’m confident I know what’s best for me and others.  So I don’t ASK Jesus about everything before me throughout my day.  Independent.  And I don’t THANK Jesus for everything in my day that is going according to His genius plan.  And I’m not curious and expectant to see what Jesus does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances.   Worldly.  Jesus is not Lord of my life.   ME is lord of my life.  Up to me.  Feel alone.  Like I’m supposed to KNOW what’s best, and make it happen.  I don’t FEEL confident, but I act like I KNOW.  Or am supposed to know.  Feel pressure to know, decide, take charge of my life.  The opposite of Jesus-dependency.

–ShepherdDave, who sometimes sees the problem, but is powerless to change himself, needs fresh conviction of the sin of confidence/worldliness, so he might be momentarily DumbSheepDave, experiencing the bliss of Jesus-dependency/humility so the pre-believers around him might be drawn to Jesus

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