You’ve probably heard of Jonathan Edwards, but you might not know that even to this day, many modern people consider Edwards the most important American theologian and Christian thinker.
Why do I bring this up? There is much to glean from the documented habits of this prolific scholar. I have encountered his 70 resolutions several times over the years, and each time I am enlightened and stirred up. True, I am a practicing Christian, but I think much inspiration and insight can be gleaned for anyone from this list of provoking ideals.
Here are a few to get you started:
- Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live.
- Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.
- Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life.
- Resolved, that I will live so as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.
- Resolved, to ask myself at the end of every day, week, month and year, wherein I could possibly in any respect have done better.
- I frequently hear persons in old age say how they would live, if they were to live their lives over again: Resolved, that I will live just so as I can think I shall wish I had done, supposing I live to old age.
Read the rest: The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards