My sheep know my voice because they know me intimately, they can easily recognize it. They’ve hung out with Me enough to hear my voice clearly even from a distance. They can distinguish between the voice of wisdom and the voice of foolishness.
But to the untrained ear, to the one who rarely puts himself before Me, it is frighteningly difficult to discern between the voice of wisdom and the voice of foolishness.
We have all witnessed this in ourselves and probably more clearly in others. Someone feels justified in doing something foolish because they are fooled.
For I have come to call sinners, not those who think they are already good enough. [NLT]
Jesus did not come to invite the self-righteous, those who see no need of repentance. [Think of this for a sec..He did NOT come to invite those who are self-righteous. That’s heavy. You are most screwed when you don’t think you need help] He did come for sinners, those who know they need to repent.
He rejects the proud.
He never turns away a truly contrite heart approach to Him.