Jonathan Edwards and Resolutions (27): Ungodly Omissions VS Godly Omissions
27. Resolved, never willfully to omit anything, except the omission, be for the glory of God; and frequently to examine my omissions.
Don't neglect the godly stuff. Edwards is concerned not just of sins of commission (sins of actions), but of sins of omission (sins of neglect). There are things that we often willfully neglect that by doing so we are led into sin. Slothfulness/laziness is a sin of omission. Disengagement from evangelism is a sin of omission. Failure to participate in Lord's Day corporate worship as a member in good standing is a sin of omission. Neglecting your family is a sin of omission. We must be aware of these types of pitfalls and repent of them quickly.
There can also be godly omissions though and Edwards' resolution hints to this as well. For instance, fasting is a type of omission that can be godly if its purpose is to dedicate more time to the Lord. We can categorize these types of omissions as 'godly omissions'. The point is, be intentional and commune with God. Examine yourself today. Are you neglecting your soul? If so, evaluate your priorities and adjust for the glory of God.