Resolutions, Part 2

Psalm 90:12 NIV - Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

(See Resolutions, Part 1 for introduction)

“Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat him by his grace to enable me to keep these resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to his will for Christ’s sake.”

KNOWING GOD THROUGH SCRIPTURE

Resolved:  To study the Scriptures so steadily, and so constantly, and so frequently, that it becomes evident – even obvious – to myself that my knowledge of them has grown.

GENEROSITY

Resolved:  To continuously remind myself to have a spirit of generosity, and to always be on the lookout for opportunities to help or give

AVOIDING GOSSIP & DAMAGE TO OTHERS’ REPUTATIONS

Resolved:  To never say anything that will that will bring slander or dishonor to another person, with the rare exception that by doing this it will bring about the greater good.

PATIENT CONSISTENCY IN DOING GOOD

Resolved:  I will do whatever I think will be most to God’s glory; and my own good, profit and pleasure, for as long as I live. I will do all these things without any consideration of the time they take.

BLESSING OTHERS

Resolved:  To do whatever I understand to be my duty and will provide the most good and benefit to mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I encounter, and no matter how many I experience or how severe they may be.

RESPONDING TO SUFFERING

Resolved:  When I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom – both of Jesus and of Believers around the world; and remind myself of the reality of hell.

Colossians 3:17 NIV - And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

For all 70 Resolutions in Modern English:

https://verticallivingministries.com/tag/70-resolutions-of-jonathan-edwards-in-modern-language/

To see the original Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards:

http://edwards.yale.edu/archive?path=aHR0cDovL2Vkd2FyZHMueWFsZS5lZHUvY2dpLWJpbi9uZXdwaGlsby9nZXRvYmplY3QucGw/Yy4xNTo3NDoxLndqZW8=