Summary: A message dealing with biblical resolutions
There are a lot of resolutions I would like to make...I need to lose some weight, stop drinking so much espresso, even keep my office cleaner. I am starting to realize that with issues of personal purity and devotion to the Lord, I need to see the forest from the trees. It seems to me that if I simply live by these resolutions all those other things will fall into place. "see ye first the kingdom of God."
Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah.
Though you probe my heart and examine me at night, though you test me, you will find nothing; I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.