David Brainerd Quotes Page 3 of 3
I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.
Topics: Service We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
Topics: Service As long as I see any thing to be done for God, life is worth having; but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!
Topics: Service Be careful to make a good improvement of precious time.
Topics: Stewardship, Discretion, Time Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.
Topics: Stewardship, Business We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
Topics: Strength, Contentment, Learning
Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.
Topics: Success, Worldliness