Men who, in their obedience, have base, low, unworthy ends, walk as contrary to God in their obedience as in their sins. Some serve him for custom; some for an increase of corn, wine, or oil, or the satisfying of some low earthly end; some aim at self and reputation. All is lost;—it is not walking with God, but warring against him.
Owen, J. (n.d.). The works of John Owen. (W. H. Goold, Ed.) (Vol. 8, p. 90). Edinburgh: T&T Clark.