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New year’s resolutions for God’s glory, not our own

New year’s resolutions for God’s glory, not our own
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Dr Burk Parsons Senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and editor of Tabletalk magazine
01 January, 2023 5 min read

It seems that every December, many people make well-intentioned resolutions for the new year. With premeditated bursts of enthusiasm, they are caught up in a whirlwind of peculiar, and sometimes public, activities that puzzle many.

We witness surprising promises and new year’s manifestos whereupon we are summoned to behold what sweeping changes may come in the new year. The sceptical observer may ask: is all this new year’s fervour genuine? Is it helpful? Is it really necessary?

Moreover, the curious onlooker may ask: is it even appropriate to make resolutions? After all, shouldn’t we at all times and all seasons seek to live wisely, obediently, and biblically?

In truth, whatever doesn’t kill us makes us weak, by God’s conforming grace, so that in our weakness we will rely continuously on the strength of our Lord.
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