2. "Resolved, to be continually endeavoring to find out some new contrivance and invention to promote the aforementioned things."
My thoughts on this resolution: I have to admit if things aren't broken I rarely do anything to seek change or innovation. That probably explains why I am still battling some issues in my 64th year of life.
Now for this to be clear I must repeat some of Edwards resolution 1: I Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God' s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence.
Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general.
My musings: Imagine it; he writes the resolution, he disciplines himself to keep the resolutions fresh in his mind and then he resolves to seek whatever he needs to invent or learn to best be successful in making these resolutions reality.
3." Resolved, if ever I shall fall and grow dull, so as to neglect to keep any part of these Resolutions, to repent of all I can remember, when I come to myself again. "
Imagine that this was written centuries ago and I must admit I do fall and I do grow dull. Oh, yes when I come to myself I need to remember all my sins so that I can repent and avoid those issues now and in the future. I especially like the term, "come to myself."You know I want to hear from you. I recall a friend telling me we Christians are like facets in a diamond; each one giving that special ray of light reflection with just the hint of color and light bouncing off. I need your "facet" thought as I reflect on the glory of God in my life. Shine here on Thrive Christians and I will be blessed.