We resolve to lose weight, get out of debt, improve or relationships, and so on, but what about a bigger perspective?
With New Years Day coming on a Sunday this year I was sitting in church thinking about some resolutions that God made. God resolved to make man in His image. "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image,...'" (Genesis 1:26) Because of man's rebellion against God, God resolved to save man from their sins and reconcile mankind to Himself. "'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son and they will call him Immanuel' -- which means, 'God with us.'" (Matthew 1:23) "...he will save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21b) God also resolved that all men and women would have the opportunity to be saved. "This is good, and pleases God our Savior who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." (1Timothy 2:3-4) How do I know that God will keep his resolutions? "The Lord Almighty (God) has sworn, 'surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed (resolved) so it will stand.'" (Isaiah 14:24).
Therefore, since God keeps his resolutions and he sent his son into the world to "seek and to save save what was lost" (Luke 19:10b) then shouldn't our primary resolution for 2012 be the same as the Apostle Paul declared to the Corinthians "...I resolved to know nothing except Christ..." (1Corinthians 2:2)
So I will resolve to choose "...the way of truth..." (Psalms 119:30) in 2012 and forever. And since Jesus said "I am the way, the Truth, and the life." (John 14:6) I will choose Him and his trut