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David Brainerd’s Last Diary Entry.


David Brainerd inspired many to the service of God and missions through his writings in his diary as he tried to reach the native Americans. His passion for God still remains a marvel:

My soul was this day, at turns, sweetly set on God: I longed to be with him, that I might behold his glory. I felt sweetly disposed to commit all to him, even my dearest friends, my dearest flock, my absent brother, and all my concerns for time and eternity. Oh that his kingdom might come in the world; that they might all love and glorify him, for what he is in himself; and that the blessed Redeemer might see the travail of his soul, and be satisfied! ‘Oh come, Lord Jesus, come quickly! Amen.’

Note from Jonathan Edwards: Here ends David Brainerd’s diary. These are the last words that are written in it, either by his own hand, or by any other from his mouth.
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One response to “David Brainerd’s Last Diary Entry.

  1. Manfred July 21, 2012 at 01:07

    Brainard’s life shows the foolishness of man thinking he can judge another’s soul, as Brainard was sent out as a missionary while dead in his sin. But God, Who is faithful, called him to new life in Christ and he was wonderfully used by the Lord.

    A review of Brainard’s dairy as edited by Edwards can be found here: http://defendingcontending.com/2011/02/15/changed-by-god/

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