Resolutions anyone? Many jokes are made about New Year’s resolutions that start out with great resolve only to be discarded within a few days. It strikes me, however, that we all live under a number of resolutions that have been made a long time ago. If we are married, there is the resolution to “love and to cherish till death us do part.” If we have friends, there is a resolution to be honest and faithful and not betray a friend. We have resolutions as citizens, as tax payers, and as debtors. As Christians we certainly have a resolution “to press on toward the goal …. the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil.3:14) So, today is not really a time to make new resolution, but rather to commit ourselves to do our best with the resolutions we have already made. In faithfulness to those resolution we bring honor to God and to others. And we don’t have to feel guilty about the New Year’s resolution that get lost by the wayside. May this be a blessed year for each of you, and may it be a year of your growing ever closer in faith and love to the Lord Jesus Christ.