Monday, March 09, 2009

Tillotson: resolutions

March 9, 2009

    But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
    -- 2 Timothy 4:5 (NIV)

    Resolution is no strange and extraordinary thing; it is one of the most common acts that belong to us as we are men. But we do not ordinarily apply it to the best purposes. It is not so ordinary for men to resolve to be good as to resolve to be rich and great, not so common for men to resolve against sin as to resolve against poverty and suffering. It is not so usual for men to resolve to keep a good conscience as to keep a good place.
    ... John Tillotson (1630-1694), The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, London: J. F. Dove, for R. Priestley, 1820, vol. 7, p. 422 (see the book)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, help me keep to my promises.

    See the Christian Quotation of the Day and the Quotations Bible Study


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