Sunday, February 28, 2010

Resolution #3

"Resolved, if ever I shall fall and grow dull, so as to neglect to keep any part of these Resolutions, to repent of all I can remember, when I come to myself again."

- Jonathan Edwards

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Resolution #2

"Resolved, to be continually endeavoring to find out some new contrivance and invention to promote the aforementioned things."

- Jonathan Edwards

Friday, February 26, 2010

Jonathan Edwards Resolutions Series: Resolution #1

I am going to be starting a quote series on this blog based on the 70 resolutions of Jonathan Edwards. I will post one resolution a day in hope that you will be encouraged and strengthened by the fact of this nineteen year old fully devoting himself to the cause of Christ at an early age. This young man was so dedicated that he immediately held himself accountable by creating resolutions that would bring God the most honor and glory. I pray that as you read these resolutions that you will be stunned by the grace of God through faith that exemplified the very nature of this young man at an early age. You will be amazed by his passion for the glory of God and you will want to strive after the utmost calling of holiness, when you read this young man's resolutions. With that much said, here is the first one:

Resolution #1: "Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God's glory, and my own good, profit, pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads 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 soever, and how great soever."

- Jonathan Edwards

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Grasping the Glory of the Cross

"Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain."

- John Piper (from, Don't Waste Your Life), pg. 40.