There are millions of people who are God fearing.
Many many more who are God loving.
So many of them are immersed in singing His glories.
Whether through bhajans or temple visits.
Ananya bhakti is supreme, without a doubt.
But my Guru says that having true Knowledge from the scriptures is paramount.
Otherwise we will simply be looking to God to fulfil more and more of our desires within this Maya clad world.
There will be no opportunity to break out of it. Hence scriptures, satsang and Guru, are irreplaceable and mandatory.