Resolutions, Part 3

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.”

SPIRITUAL WATCHFULNESS

Resolved: Never to do anything, which I would be afraid to do if I expected it would not be more than an hour before I would hear the last trumpet sound.  (i.e. when Jesus returns.)

BEING A GODLY EXAMPLE TO OTHERS

Resolved: Never to do anything, which if I saw another do, I would consider a just reason to despise him for, or to think in any way lesser of him.

SELF-EXAMINATION & INTENTIONAL IMPROVEMENT

Resolved: To examine carefully, and constantly, what that one thing in me is that causes me to doubt of the love of God, even the least little bit; and then to direct all my forces against it.

PURE SUBMISSION TO GOD

Resolved: Never, from this day until the day I die, act as if I were in any way my own, but entirely and altogether belong to God, and then live in a way agreeable to this reality.

LIVING TO INTENTIONALLY AVOID REGRET

I frequently hear persons in old age say how they would live, if they were to live their lives over again, so… Resolved: That I will live just as I can imagine I shall wish I had done, supposing I live to old age.

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=