E28: 70 Resolutions by Jonathan Edwards that Stood the Test of Time

New Year Resolutions vs. New Life Resolutions

Three hundred years ago, Jonathan Edwards penned his life's resolutions.

 

These have stood the test of time and proven to be far superior to the New Year's resolutions that most of us make today.

 

In all, he wrote 70 life resolutions - all of which could transform anyone's life today if they were to apply them.

 

The proof is in the pudding: Jonathan Edwards' life legacy still stands as proof positive of the immense impact he had on religion, philosophy, academia, and even politics.

 

In this episode, find out how New Life's resolutions will always trump New Year's resolutions, and how, like Jonathan Edwards, you can make them too and leave a legacy of your own.

 

We will NOT go through ALL 70. We chose 15 of his Resolutions to talk about in this episode.

 

However, we did prepare your very own PDF of Jonathan Edwards' Resolutions below which do include all 70!  In an English we can all understand 😉

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Elisabeth & Sebastien Richard 

 

In This Episode You Will:

 

♦ Learn why New Year's resolutions usually fail... with stats to back it up.

 

♦ Learn who Jonathan Edwards was and the legacy he left.

 

♦ Get the goods on fifteen hand-picked resolutions that can transform your life.

 

♦ Understand how, as a believer, inward resolutions will yield a much better crop in your life than outward ones.

 

♦ Be encouraged to start this year strong!

Memorable Quotes:

 

"If you are fully sold out to God, He will take your weaknesses and work them into strengths."- S.Richard

 

“If you don’t go within, you will go without.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Our wish and prayer for you on this New Year is that you would “prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” ~ 3 John 2

 

“God’s purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God’s glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion.” - Jonathan Edwards

 

"When we work on our character instead, these other resolutions (like lose weight, or quit smoking, or make friends) usually take care of themselves."

 

"A strong moral character, seasoned with the pursuit of God, will enable you to accomplish so much more every year than anything that is done outwardly in your own strength as a New Year’s resolution."- S.Richard

 

"And this goes very well with the values we espouse here at Thriving on Purpose, which are best summed up by our tagline of "Digging Deeper to Climb Higher. "

 

"As I read though Edwards’ resolutions, I realized that any one of those is not only a challenge, but would actually contribute a great deal to building up Godly character."

 

"Did you make an outward resolution or are you inwardly RESOLVED? The choice is yours and so will be the results."

 

 

Recommended Resources:

 

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: Click Here!

 

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About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard is a Christian speaker, author, blogger, copywriter, and leadership expert who resides in Prince Edward Island Canada with his wife (Elisabeth) and three children. When he's not busy reading, writing, or podcasting life-changing content, he enjoys all things comics, family time, and researching cryptozoology.

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