[b]Splendid sins![/b](Thomas Brooks, "The Privy Key of Heaven" 1665)Prayers which are not directed to the glory of God . . . never reach the ear of God, nor delight the heart of God.The end must be as noble as the means, or else a man may be undone after all his doings. A man's most splendid actions will at last be found to be but splendid sins, if he has made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions.
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