And he said to them “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me. But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men’. “Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the traditions of men” – Mark 7:6-8
The yearnings in the heart of those who want to know God might be genuine, but the foundational assumptions they have come to cherish hinder the realization of such pursuits. To move forward in their objectives, they must let go of these “pet” notions that do not align with God’s revelation in the Holy Scriptures.
It could also be that the God they long to know, is nothing like the God of Scriptures and they are thus inoculated against the knowledge of the one true God by the pursuits of strange variations of YAHWEH.
We must serve God as he reveals, not as we want; especially when what we want is not consistent with God makes known
What God are you yearning for today?