His Love Never Fails
I know pastors who spend six hours a day reading and studying their Bibles. The pages look like they've been through battle. And they have. Everything is underlined and highlighted. There are notes scribbled in all the margins, and key words are circled on every line. They spend hours every day in their prayer closets crying out to God. But when it comes to people, they're indifferent. They could take them or leave them. These men think they know God's heart because they've read and studied His Book and spent hours in prayer, but what they don't know is that they're being grossly deceived. They don't know Him from Adam!
I also know people who read their Bibles about five minutes a week and pray even less. They secretly kick themselves for it, and they're afraid to approach God because their religion has made them so aware of their sin. However, they happen to love people with all their hearts. These folks have an intimacy with God that's irreplaceable. They know Him fully because they know His children.
There is no question in my mind that in the end there will be millions who thought they knew Him, but didn't, and trillions who were convinced they didn't know Him, but really did.
Pgs 202-203 of The Misunderstood God - The lies religion tells us about God by Darin Hufford