Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Resolution #34

"Resolved, in narrations never to speak anything but the pure and simple verity."

- Jonathan Edwards

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Resolution #33

"Resolved, to do always, what I can towards making, maintaining, and preserving peace, when it can be done without overbalancing detriment in other respects."

-Jonathan Edwards

Monday, March 29, 2010

Resolution #32

"Resolved, to be strictly and firmly faithful to my trust, that that, in Proverbs 20:6, "A faithful man who can find?", may not be partly fulfilled in me."

- Jonathan Edwards

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Resolution #31

"Resolved, never to say anything at all against anybody, but when it is perfectly agreeable to the highest degree of Christian honor, and of love to mankind, agreeable to the lowest humility, and sense of my own faults and failings, and agreeable to the golden rule; often, when I have said anything against anyone, to bring it to, and try it strictly by the test of this Resolution."

- Jonathan Edwards

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Resolution #30

"Resolved, to strive to my utmost every week to be brought higher in religion, and to a higher exercise of grace, than I was the week before."

- Jonathan Edwards

Friday, March 26, 2010

Resolution #29

"Resolved, never to count that a prayer, nor to let that pass as a prayer, nor that as a petition of a prayer, which is so made, that I cannot hope that God will answer it; nor that as a confession, which I cannot hope God will accept."

- Jonathan Edwards

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Resolution #28

"Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same."

- Jonathan Edwards

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Resolution #27

"Resolved, never willfully to omit anything, except the omission be for the glory of God; and frequently to examine my omissions."

- Jonathan Edwards

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Resolution #26

"Resolved, to cast away such things, as I find do abate my assurance."

- Jonathan Edwards

Monday, March 22, 2010

Resolution #25

"Resolved, to examine carefully, and constantly, what that one thing in me is, which causes me in the least to doubt the love of God; and to direct all my forces against it."

- Jonathan Edwards

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Resolution #24

"Resolved, whenever I do any conspicuously evil action, to trace it back, till I come to the original cause; and then, both carefully endeavor to do so no more, and to fight and pray with all my might against the original of it."

- Jonathan Edwards

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Blog Button for Quote Central

Thanks to Camden from Counter Cultural, I have a blog button for this blog. He was playing around with my header one day and decided to create a button for me. So through his kindness, a blog button was established for Quote Central on the 20th of March, 8:57 P.M. PT. Thanks Camden! Everyone, feel free to use the button to your hearts content.

Soli Deo Gloria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Resolution #23

"Resolved, frequently to take some deliberate action, which seems most unlikely to be done, for the glory of God, and trace it back to the original intention, designs and ends of it; and if I find it not be for God's glory, to repute it as a breach of the 4th resolution."

- Jonathan Edwards

For review, this is the 4th resolution:

"Resolved, never to do any manner of thing, whether in soul or body, less or more, but what tends to the glory of God; nor be, nor suffer it, if I can avoid it."

- Jonathan Edwards

Friday, March 19, 2010

Resolution #22

"Resolved, to endeavor to obtain for myself as much happiness, in the other world, as I possibly can, with all the power, might, vigor, and vehemence, yea violence, I am capable of, or can bring myself to exert, in any way that can be thought of."

- Jonathan Edwards

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Resolution #21

"Resolved, never to do anything, which if I should see in another, I should count a just occasion to despise him for, or to think any way the more meanly of him."

- Jonathan Edwards

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Resolution #20

"Resolved, to maintain the strictest temperance, in eating and drinking."

- Jonathan Edwards

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Resolution #19

"Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if I expected it would not be above an hour, before I should hear the last trump."

- Jonathan Edwards

Monday, March 15, 2010

Resolution #18

"Resolved, to live so, at all times, as I think is best in my devout frames, and when I have clearest notions of things of the gospel, and another world."

- Jonathan Edwards

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Resolution #17

"Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die."

- Jonathan Edwards

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Resolution #16

"Resolved, never to speak evil of anyone, so that it shall tend to his dishonor, more or less, upon no account except for some real good."

- Jonathan Edwards

Friday, March 12, 2010

Resolution #15

"Resolved, never to suffer the least motions of anger towards irrational beings."

- Jonathan Edwards

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Resolution #14

"Resolved, never to do anything out of revenge."

- Jonathan Edwards

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Resolution #13

"Resolved, to be endeavoring to find out fit objects of charity and liberality."

- Jonathan Edwards

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Resolution #12

"Resolved, if I take delight in it as a gratification of pride, or vanity, or any such account, immediately to throw it by."

- Jonathan Edwards

Monday, March 8, 2010

Resolution #11

"Resolved, when I think of any theorem in divinity to be solved, immediately to do what I can towards solving it, if circumstances do not hinder."

- Jonathan Edwards

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Resolution #10

"Resolved, when I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom, and of hell."

- Jonathan Edwards

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Resolution #9

"Resolved, to think much on all occasion of my own dying, and of the common circumstances which attend death."

- Jonathan Edwards

Friday, March 5, 2010

Resolution #8

"Resolved, to act, in all respects, both speaking and doing, as if nobody had been so vile as I, and as if I had committed the same sins, or had the same infirmities or failings as others; and that I will let the knowledge of their failings promote nothing but shame in myself, and prove only an occasion of my confessing my own sins and misery to God."

- Jonathan Edwards

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Resolution #7

"Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life."

- Jonathan Edwards

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Resolution #6

"Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live."

- Jonathan Edwards

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Resolution #5

"Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can."

- Jonathan Edwards

Monday, March 1, 2010

Resolution #4

"Resolved, never to do any manner of thing, whether in soul or body, less or more, but what tends to the glory of God; nor be, nor suffer it, if I can avoid it."

- Jonathan Edwards