2020新年《愛德華滋的立志》The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
《愛德華滋的立志》The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
（愛德華滋還是青少年時，照當時年輕人會做的，寫下他的立志，之後每星期至少一次重讀這些話，操練他的生命。後來他成為偉大的神學家，以及神使用來帶起北美洲第一波大覺醒的器皿。） Resolved: I will DO whatever I think will be most to God’s glory;
and my own good, profit and pleasure, for as long as I live.
I will do all these things without any consideration of the time they take.
Resolved: to do whatever I understand to be my duty and will provide
the most good and benefit to mankind in general. Resolved to do this,
whatever difficulties I encounter,
and no matter how many I experience or how severe they may be.
Resolved: I will continually endeavor to find new ways
to practice and promote the things from Resolution above.
Resolved: Never lose one moment of time;
but seize the time to use it in the most profitable way I possibly can.
Resolved: Never to do anything which I would be afraid to do
if it were the last hour of my life.
Resolved: To think much, on all occasions, about my own dying,
and of the common things which are involved with and surround death.
Resolved: When I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom – both of Jesus
and of Believers around the world; and remind myself of the reality of hell.
Resolved: Never to do anything out of revenge.
Resolved: To maintain the wisest and healthiest practices
in my eating and drinking.