MY TEN RESOLUTIONS
By Tony Walker
Several years ago, a dear brother suggested I read a biography, written by Iain Murray, on the life of Jonathan Edwards (1703 – 1758). A mighty theologian and philosopher, Edwards is considered by many to be one of America’s greatest minds. Yet, like most true believers, Edwards knew his walk with the Lord would be one of constant struggles and challenges. That’s why (in my opinion) he documented “The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards.”
Jonathan Edwards 70 resolutions were prefaced with the following: “Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat Him by His grace to enable me to keep these resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ’s sake.”
While my faith and level of spiritual maturity pale in comparison to that of Edwards, I am confident the two of us share the same God, the same Lord and the same Spirit. That being the case, I trust my resolutions shall serve to strengthen my resolve to walk in God’s ways and possibly encourage those who claim themselves followers of Jesus Christ.