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Good Resolutions

Quoted in Sanctity of Life, C. Swindoll, Word, 1990, pp. 90-91

Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, 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. Resolved, never to lose one moment of time, but to improve it in the most profitable way I possibly can. Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live. Resolved, never to do any thing, which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life. Resolved, Never to speak evil of any one, so that it shall tend to his dishonour, more or less, upon no account except for some real good. Resolved, To study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly, and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive, myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.