A New Year’s Resolution – M.Henry

This ought to be the aim of every believer in 2016 and beyond!

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Today’s Grace Gemsdevotional was a fitting one for the New Year – a resolution from the pen of the Puritan Matthew Henry.

May it be ours, in truth, and by grace, for the year of our Lord 2016.

A New Year’s Resolution

(Matthew Henry)

“My times are in Your hand!” Psalm 31:15

Firmly believing that my times are in God’s hand, I here submit myself and all my affairs for the ensuing year, to the wise and gracious disposal of God’s divine providence. Whether God appoints for me . . . .
health or sickness,
peace or trouble,
comforts or crosses,
life or death–
may His holy will be done!

All my time, strength, and service, I devote to the honor of the Lord Jesus–and even my common actions. It is my earnest expectation, hope, and desire, my constant aim and endeavor–that Jesus Christ may be magnified in me.

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