selection is representative of the whole.
Never to do any manner of thing, whether in soul or body, less or
more, but what tends to the glory of God, nor be, nor suffer it,
if I can possibly avoid it.
Resolved, Never to lose one moment
of time, but to improve it in the most profitable way I possibly
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
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.
Resolved, To strive every week to
be brought higher in religion, and to a higher exercise of grace,
than I was the week before.
Resolved, To do always what I can
towards making, maintaining, and preserving peace, when it can be
done without an overbalancing detriment in other respects.
Resolved, To inquire every night,
as I am going to bed, wherein I have been negligent, - what sin I
have committed, - and wherein I have denied myself; - also, at the
end of every week, month, and year.
Resolved, Never to give over, nor
in the least to slacken, my fight with my corruptions, however
unsuccessful I may be.
Resolved, Not only to refrain from
an air of dislike, fretfulness, and anger in conversation, but to
exhibit an air of love, cheerfulness, and benignity.
Resolved, After afflictions, to
inquire, what am I the better for them; what good have I got by
them; and, what I might have got by them.