Edwards “Resolved: To live with all my might while I live.”

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Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,serve the Lord. —Romans 12:11

John Piper preached a sermon in 2005 entitled, “Boiling for Christ”-

jonathan-edwards-21When Jonathan Edwards was still a young man he wrote seventy resolutions. I think the sixth resolution captures the meaning of Paul’s words, “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit.” Edwards wrote: “Resolved: To live with all my might while I live.”

Jesus speaks terrible words of warning to those who settle in with lukewarm affections for him. Revelation 3:15-16, “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”

The great commandment is “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your…

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