People Will Either Worship God or an Idol
Isaiah 44:9–20; Ezekiel 14:4; Acts 17:22–30; Romans 1:22–23
If man does not give his highest respect to the God that made him, there will be something else that has the possession of it. Men will either worship the true God, or some idol. It is impossible it should be otherwise; something will have the heart of man. And that which a man gives his heart to may be called his god.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Wicked Actions Affect the Understanding
Romans 1:18–25; Ephesians 4:17–19; 1 Timothy 1:19
Those who do not serve God with a sincere and perfect heart but give a loose rein to wicked dispositions, even though at first they had a sound understanding, come to lose it altogether.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.