So WHAT that I’m disappointed with myself? “So WHAT?” is a rebuke to my human-wisdom-reliance — to my pride. A humble believer is unbothered by failure, humiliation, disappointing circumstances, because a humble believer doesn’t know-what’s-best and trusts that Jesus DOES, and that Jesus is in charge. To be bummed by my failure or by my sin, is sinful pride, not humility. A humble believer is not bummed by sin, but CONFESSes it. A humble believer feels completely forgiven, content, whole, because of the imputed worthiness of Jesus, needing none of his own. Only the proud are intensely failure-resistant, suffering-resistant, humiliation-resistant. Fruit of human-wisdom-reliance. Humble believers just have fun.
So whadda I do when I freshly realize I’m not a humble believer? CONFESS. Ahhhh.
And so WHAT that I succeeded, accomplished, performed well? So WHAT? Human-accomplishment is worthless, except to humans unsatisfied with Jesus and His imputed worthiness, which includes most all Christians. Success is EVERYthing to human-wisdom, and failure is anathema. Our human-wisdom NEEDS rebuking, over and over.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, not a great practicer of what he preaches, except when freshly convicted of his pride — his human-wisdom-reliance
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