“For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust” (Psalm 103:14).
God is under no illusion about us. He knows we are made of humble stuff. He knew He was getting no bargain when He saved us. When we sin, the only one surprised is us.
Whether we are under false conceptions, i.e., illusions, about God is another question.
One thing is sure. We sure do love our illusions, our pipe dreams, our false ideas and wrong impressions.
No one should see how sausage or their laws are made. The internet traces that quote to Otto von Bismarck, German chancellor of the late 1800s, who is supposed to have said it more like “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”
Leave us with our illusions.
I grew up on Southern Gospel music and my family frequently attended their concerts. In adulthood seeing some of the groups up close and off stage, the profanity and carnal lifestyles forever ruined me. In time, I was able to enjoy some of their music, but without attending a concert or becoming a groupie. I had lost my illusion about these people.