Resolutions #11-20 J. Edwards


#11:
Resolved, when I think of any theorem in divinity to be solved, immediately to do what I can towards solving it, if circumstances don’t hinder.

#12:
Resolved, if I take delight in it as a gratification of pride, or vanity, or on any such account, immediately to throw it by.

#13:
Resolved, to be endeavoring to find out fit objects of charity and liberality.

#14:
Resolved, never to do anything out of revenge.

#15:
Resolved, never to suffer the least motions of anger to irrational beings.

#16:
Resolved, never to speak evil of anyone, so that it shall tend to his dishonor, more or less, upon no account except for some real good.

#17:
Resolved, that I will live so as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.

#18:
Resolved, to live so at all times, as I think is best in my devout frames, and when I have clearest notions of things of the gospel, and another world.

#19:
Resolved, never to do anything, which I should be afraid to do, if I expected it would not be above an hour, before I should hear the last trump.

#20:
Resolved, to maintain the strictest temperance in eating and drinking.

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