“They are joined to their idols–let them alone!” – Hosea 4:17

God sometimes leaves men to themselves, and then their furious passions are unchained, and they are given up, without restraint, to the lusts of their own evil hearts! A more dreadful judgment than this cannot be inflicted on this side of hell.

Matthew Henry said, “People go on in sin until the Lord says, ‘Let them alone!’ Then they receive no more warnings and feel no more convictions. Satan takes full possession of them and they ripen for destruction! It is a sad and sore judgment for any man to be left alone in sin! Those who are not disturbed in their sin will be destroyed for their sin! May we be kept from this dreadful condition, for the wrath of God, like a strong tempest, will soon hurry all impenitent sinners into eternal ruin!”

– John Newton

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