The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction, and don’t reject your mother’s teaching, for they will be a garland of grace on your head and a ⌊gold⌋ chain around your neck. My son, if sinners entice you, don’t be persuaded.
Claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.
Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves.
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.