We don't need American Exceptionalism as much as Jesus Exceptionalism, that liberates the whole human person.
Independence, Giving, Exceptional, Dependency
Sound and GOOD theology begins and ends with DOXOLOGY, and Paul culminates his discussion of God's Election process with a profound song of praise to the ALMIGHTY.
Wisdom, Doxology, Self-Sufficient, Dependency, All-Sufficient God
Gideon is a good example of despondency.
He was so terrorized by the Midianites that he threshed wheat in a winepress—the worst place for that task.
Gideon, Defiance, Despondency, Dependency
My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me...
Codependency, Depend, Dependency, Dependence On God