David Brainerd’s Death – October 9, 1747

David Brainerd was a devout and faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. He had a deep understanding of the glory of God as well as of his own depravity. From this understanding he preached, wrote, prayed, studied and lived a life in the flesh that was not his own. Though his life came to an early end, the life given to him from above continues to proclaim glory to God to this day. Following is an quotation from his diary:

“My mind was greatly fixed on divine things; my resolutions for a life of mortification, continual watchfulness, self-denial, seriousness, and devotion were strong and fixed. . . . I solemnly renewed my dedication of myself to God and longed for grace to enable me always to keep covenant with Him. Time appeared very short, eternity near; and a great name, either in or after life, together with all earthly pleasures and profits, but an empty bubble, a deluding dream.”

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