being in awe of human excellence, achievement, somebodiness, worshiping the created instead of the Creator, and ShepherdDave is just as worldly as any secular, but I imagine myself worshiping only Jesus. Self-deception. Hypocrisy. Striving for excellence, competence, togetherness, coolness. Competing with other somebodies for human worship. Confident-I-know-what’s-best — what will make me happy. Modern-day Pharisee, imagining myself godly, but craving the awe of man — others-awe and self-awe.
—ShepherdDave, who only sees the problem when he’s been freshly convicted of being unsatisfied with Jesus and His imputed somebodiness, so he’s momentarily DumbSheepDave, indifferent to failure, pity by others, not needing somebodiness to enjoy himself as the beloved of his SovereignShepherdJesus, and enjoying others just as they are, including jerks and enemies, so the nonbelievers around him might experience the other-worldly humility and other-worldly love of Jesus
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