What a wonderful lesson you provide for us here. The Lord works in wonderful ways, using even our pride to bring us where we need to be.
I was recently in a discussion with a Muslim colleague who tried to persuade me of his point of view by pointing out how logic and reasonable Islam was, and how the God it worships is accessible. My response was that whatever it was his mind had compassed, it could not be the Infinite Triune God who was knowable by His creation only in so far as He had revealed Himself.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)