As a young man Edwards penned 70 resolutions to help him maintain his own purity of life. May Edwards inspire us to contemplate our own resolutions to personal holiness to the glory of God as examples to the flock.
Great Sermon! Edwards' resolutions can largely be summed up in three words: Time, Death, and Eternity. Edwards lived his whole life in reference to these three concepts, knowing that time is short and uncertain, death is swift and certain, and eternity is unchangeable and for ever. Jonathan Edwards did not want to waste his time. He wanted to glorify God to the maximum, which is exactly, no less, what God desires and demands of each one of His children. The blessing is that He will give us His grace to meet those demands! So strive my brothers and sisters "to be the most complete Christian in your time"!!
These resolutions have transformed my life. I have adopted many of them for my own spiritual guidance and I encourage every believer to consider doing the same. I do not see how sincerely adopting (at least some of) these resolutions for yourself along with the first paragraph on entreating God's enabling grace, will fail to accelerate your Christian growth. Your time is short!!
Great Resolutions Praise the Lord for preserving this Great Resolutions which is full of wisdom from above. It is certainly worthwhile to study through all the text and be transform into it likeness. Believe the text should be made available to those believers out there who desire to search for God proven wisdom. Our beloved late Jonathan Edwards had indeed do a good service to mankind. Wonderful will be to have more man of God likes him, Amen! Blessed is the one who read it, more abundantly for those who study it, forever blessing for those who reserving it from generation to generations, Amen!
JONATHAN EDWARDS was born on October 5, 1703, in East Windsor, Connecticut, into a Puritan evangelical household. His childhood education as well as his undergraduate years (1716-1720) and graduate studies (1721-1722) at Yale College immersed him not only in the most current...