Friday, January 1, 2010

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards - #1

This is a list of resolutions that Jonathan Edwards read once every week to keep his mind focused on God. I hope this series containing his resolutions helps you to do the same.

"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.

Remember to read over these resolutions once a week.

1. Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad's of ages hence. Resolved, to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved, so to do, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever."

Stop back tomorrow for the second resolution, taken from volume one of The Works of Jonathan Edwards, which can be read for free online here.


Anonymous said...; You saved my day again.

Kanteker said...

I'm glad you've enjoyed the posts. Sorry for the great gaps of emptiness in between posts. If you would like to read more of Jonathan Edwards' resolutions, please check out the link in the post.