Thoughts on the Way Home

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Edwards First Resolution

I was exhorted by Edwards' first resolution. It is easy to read over this quote without feeling the magnitude of what this would look like. Imagine spending even one day seeking to do nothing but live in the reality of 1 Corinthians 10:31!

"Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God's glory, 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 to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever." Jonathan Edwards: Lover of God, 37