Many Americans will be making “New Year’s Resolutions” this week and most of them will be broken before the month’s end.
That does not mean resolutions should never be made. It only proves that men are powerless to improve their lives without God’s help.
Jonathan Edwards understood this and expressed it in a preface to his personal resolutions: “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.”
If you are planning to make resolutions this year, be sure to keep this preface in mind. Also, if you are looking for some worthy resolutions, you can read Jonathan Edwards’ by clicking here.