Back in 1723 Jonathan Edwards chartered a list of resolutions for his life. 70 of them. And he read them once a week.
Matt Perman writes:
[Edwards] shows us that a well lived life doesn't just happen; it requires intentionality. And intentionality manifests itself in certain "mechanisms" that help us maintain our intentionality. Edwards' resolutions are one example of such a "mechanism."
So Edwards is a good example not just of a life that is lived well, but also of the "practical side" of how to actually build that intentionality into our lives, rather than just letting it remain a vague wish that never takes deep root and makes a real difference.
Refusing to be vague, Matt has organized Jonathan Edwards's resolutions into seven specific categories. This approach is a fresh way to help us apply their wisdom where we live. The categories include:
- Overall Life Mission
- Good Works
- Time Management
- Spiritual Life
The New Year is upon us. Read through Edwards's resolutions. Print them out. Consider adopting them as your own for a Christ-exalting, God-entranced vision of all things.