Edwards’ Resolution #19

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 in Resolutions

download19. Resolved, Never to do any thing, which I should be afraid to do, if I expected it would not be above an hour before I should hear the last trump.

This resolution is akin to others we have considered previously that focus on what we are doing just prior to our eternity – whether it be through death or in this case at Christ’s return and the final judgment. In particular this resolution deals with the latter. Have you ever contemplated why we don’t know the day or the hour of the Lord’s return? Why doesn’t our gracious and loving heavenly Father keep this a mystery? Because He is a loving and gracious Father! If you knew that moment, how would you then so live? Would you live it in holiness, as Edwards’ here suggests, or would you be busy trying to “get everything in order”? Or worse, doing whatever pleases you right up to the moment before and then confess your sin?

Unfortunately, we have seen how some professing believers act around “predictions” of the second coming. They could not be more worldly! I exhort you, along with myself, to live as if we are in the final hour – because He could return at any moment. That we do know! May we finish the race well, fighting the good fight, and long for that glorious day when we see Him face to face!


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