"Education for Dissent" is a necessary thing insofar as it is based on the fear of God. Disobedience to human authority is good for humans to the precise extent that it arises from unconditional obedience to the good Master of all humans and to his word and not from pure belligerency and lust for controversy. To say it another way, dissent is good insofar as it arises out of deep humility, the will to submit to humanity's Creator and Liberator. From that source arises a new style of living, a new way of acting out of dissent. The new lifestyle is a part of humility in the presence of God. It brings a new life up out of the waters of baptism.
But the Hebrew word for this third description of what is good contains a bit more than is expressed in our word "humility". Hasenea denotes attentiveness, thoughfulness, watchfulness. What then is good for us humans? "to live attentively, thoughtfully, watchfully with your God." It would take a lifetime to exhaust the implications of this expression. This third description of what is good does not refer to humility as an ethical posture of being ready to accept a lower social ranking (to say nothing about it being what it is often understood to be, an inauthentic pose, a false posturing of submission). What is meant is the attentive sharing with God in the journey on which He is travelling, "attentive journeying together with your God", what the New Testament calls "following Jesus". (pages 112-13)
Oh my goodness! Can that text be expounded better?.