October 23, 2017

Irresolution

By James W. Adams

Worthy indeed of praise is the man who "thinks twice before he leaps." Like unto him is the man in religion who does not commit himself to a position without thoroughly studying it first. But the man who continues to "study" (?) year after year without making up his mind concerning matters that are vital is either a fool or a coward. Note the following from Tillotson: "In matters of great concern, and which must be done, there is no surer argument of a weak mind than irresolution; to be undetermined, where the case is so plain, and the necessity so urgent; to be always intending . . . but never to find time to set about it: this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day and night to another till he is starved and destroyed."

Truth Magazine XIX: 55, p. 871
December 4, 1975

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