Jonathan Edwards not only starts and finishes his resolutions differently from self-help gurus, he also has something unique to say in between. His goal in making and keeping resolutions isn’t self-fulfillment but the glory of God.
Jonathan Edwards drew up seventy resolutions, committing himself to a God-centered life lived in harmony with others. They are not laws to be kept but resolutions to point us toward godliness in daily living by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
No one ever plans to ruin his life. But ruined lives do happen — far too often. And they happen because of the choices we make, frequently when we are young adults. How can we avoid making such mistakes?