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…The sovereignty of God.  I could not bear that it should be wholly at God’s pleasure, to save or damn me, just as He would. 

  – Jonathan Edwards, Life and Diary of David Brainerd (Chicago: Moody Press, n.d.), 27.

 

…Sundry passages of God’s Word opened to my soul with divine clearness, power, and sweetness, so as to appear exceeding precious…

  – Jonathan Edwards, Life and Diary of David Brainerd (Chicago: Moody Press, n.d.), 33.

 

It is good to wrestle for divine blessings.

  – Jonathan Edwards, Life and Diary of David Brainerd (Chicago: Moody Press, n.d.), 43.

 

It is better to wait upon God with patience than to confidence in anything in this lower world.

  – Jonathan Edwards, Life and Diary of David Brainerd (Chicago: Moody Press, n.d.), 87.

 

After I rode more than two miles [horseback], it came to my mind to dedicate myself to God again; which I did with great solemnity and unspeakable satisfaction.

  – Jonathan Edwards, Life and Diary of David Brainerd (Chicago: Moody Press, n.d.), 105.

 

God was gracious to me, helping me to plead with Him for holiness, and to use the stronger arguments with Him, drawn from the incarnation and sufferings of Christ for this very end, that men might be made holy.

  – Jonathan Edwards, Life and Diary of David Brainerd (Chicago: Moody Press, n.d.), 113.

 

David Brainerd was born this date (4/20/1718) at Haddan Connecticut.  He was a missionary to the Stockbridge, Delaware, and Susquehanna Indians.  He prayed, worked, and was exposed to bad weather so much that he was dead at 29 – almost appearing to fail.  But tradition has it a William Carey went to India, Robert McCheyne to the Jews, Henry Martyn to India, as a result (at least in part) of reading his Journal

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