The following is from John Wesley’s journal:
With regard to my own behavior, I now renewed and wrote down my former resolutions.
- To use absolute openness and unreserve with all I should converse with.
- To labor after continual seriousness, not willingly indulging myself in any the least levity of behavior, or in laughter; no, not for a moment.
- To speak no word which does not tend to the glory of God; in particular, not to talk of worldly things. Others may, nay, must. But what is that to thee? And,
- To take no pleasure which does not tend to the glory of God; thanking God every moment for all I do take, and therefore rejecting every sort and degree of it which I feel I cannot so thank Him in and for. [from the entry on Tuesday, February 28, 1738]