“Teach me, and I will be silent; and show me how I have erred” (Job 6:24).
A religion birthed from habit, ignorance, and prejudice can easily steal away the possibility of ever discovering a biblical faith. The volume of our own presumptive notions of God—what you would wish him to be or, intuitively, think him to be—can deafen us to biblical truth. Even the Baals, past and present, would encourage these vain pursuits, along with any other sentimental endeavors that make for a nationalistic religious expression; heightening our allegiances all the more to the things of this world. It takes a quiet mind and the discipline of a discerning ear to recognize the difference.