Resolution #57

With what adversity, heartache, “bad luck” do you concern yourself? We all experience the perpetual nagging feeling of some or other unresolved issue. In the resolutions of Jonathan Edwards he reminds himself that those feelings are to be moved aside once we have concerned ourselves with nothing but our duty (John 5:13 & 14, salt & light) and our sins.

Resolved, When I fear misfortunes and adversity, to examine whether I have done my duty, and resolve to do it and let the event be just as Providence orders it. I will, as far as I can, be concerned about nothing but my duty and my sin.

Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards, June 9, and July 13, 1723.