Resolutions Continued

38. Resolved, never to speak anything that is sportive or a matter of laughter on the Lord's Day.
40. Resolved, to inquire every night, before I go to bed, whether I have acted in the best way I possibly could, with respect to eating and drinking.
44. Resolved, that no other end but religion shall have any influence at all on any of my actions; and that no action shall be, in the least circumstance, any other-wise that the religious end will carry it.
48. Resolved, constantly, with the utmost niceness and diligence and with the strictest scrutiny, to be looking into the state of my soul, that I may know whether I have truly an interest in Christ or not; that when I come to die, I may not have any negligence respecting this to repent of.
55. Resolved, to endeavor to my utmost to act as I can think I should do if I had already seen the happiness of heaven and the torments of hell.
56. Resolved, never to give over, nor in the least to slacken my fight with my corruptions, however unsuccessful I may be.
60. Resolved, whenever my feelings begin to appear in the least out of order, when I am conscious of the least uneasiness within, or the least irregularity without, I will then subject myself to the strictest examination.
63. On the supposition, that there never was to be but one individual in the world at any one time who was properly a complete Christian, in all respects of a right stamp, having Christianity always shining in its true luster, and appearing excellent and lovely from whatever part and under whatever character viewed: Resolved, to act just as I would if I strove with all my might to be that one who should live in my time.
67. Resolved, after afflictions to inquire what I am the better for them, what good I have got by them, and what I might have got by them.
(For those who would like to read all 70, you can find them here)

I hope that these resolutions have been as challenging for you and they have been for me. My first thought is that Edwards needs to chill out, but I think that it is really we who need to wake up. May God give us the grace to be as theocentric as Edwards was.