Resolutions, Part 4

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.”

BUILDING A REPUTATION OF CHARACTER

Resolved:  Whenever I hear anything spoken in a conversation of any person, if I think what is said of that person would be praiseworthy in me, I will endeavor to imitate it.

UNENDING WAR AGAINST PERSONAL SINS & FLAWS

Resolved:  Never to give up, nor even slacken up, in my fight with my own corruptions, no matter how successful or unsuccessful I may be.

DISCIPLINE OVER LAZINESS

Resolved:  I will not give way to that apathy and listlessness which I find artificially eases and relaxes my mind from being fully and fixedly set on God’s Grace. Whatever excuses I may have for it, whatever my listlessness inclines me to do, or rather whatever it inclines me to neglect doing, I will realize that it would actually be best for me to do these things.

DILIGENT CARE FOR ONE’S SOUL

Resolved: With the utmost niceness and diligence, and with the strictest scrutiny, constantly be looking into the state condition of my soul, so that I may know whether or not I have truly an interest in Christ at any given time. I will do this so that, when I come to my end in death, I will not have neglected to repent of anything I have found.

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=