Do you make New Years resolutions? Some of us do and often they’re the kind of resolutions you make that aren’t a huge deal if you fail to follow through. Want to lose a few pounds during the next year, exercise more, watch less TV, or read more books? Those are good resolutions but I want to challenge you to set some loftier goals for yourself in the new year.
Jonathan Edwards knew something about resolutions and his weren’t focused on the beginning of a new year but were written over a period of about two years.
John Piper, in his book, Don’t Waste Your Life, says this about Jonathan Edwards…
I thank God that Edwards did not waste his life. It ended abruptly from a failed smallpox vaccination when he was fifty-four. But he had lived well. His life is inspiring because of his zeal not to waste it, and because of his passion for the supremacy of God.
Jonathan Edwards was a pretty serious maker of resolutions. He’d made a list of resolutions during the years 1722-1723, resolutions 1-21 were written in one sitting — if printed out they would likely be as long as my arm — seventy resolutions in all. [Read more…] about Loftier Resolutions