He was the son of Richard Flavel, a minister who died of the plague in while in prison for nonconformity. In short, that person must have a very soft head, or a very hard heart, or both, that could sit under his On Keeping the Heart. On Keeping the Heart is a discourse upon Proverbs , “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Flavel intended this treatise for the. 16 quotes from Keeping the Heart: ‘Providence is like a curious piece of tapestry made of a thousand shreds, which, single, appear useless, but put toget.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The keeping of the heart is a work that is never done till life is ended.

On 17 Octoberafter examination and the preaching of a ‘trial sermon,’ he was ordained Mr. More devotional that some of Puritan John Flavel’s other works. The text is littered with references to Scripture, and it is on this rock that Flavel builds his arguments and exhortations.

The greatest difficulty in conversion, is, to win the heart to God; and the greatest difficulty after conversion, is, to keep the heart with God.

Practical application and so many good things that I heaet underlined the whole book. Who does more for you than he will do for thousands in the world upon whom he will not lay a rod or dispense an affliction to them for their good?


Keeping the Heart by John Flavel

Walplate’s assistant by the classis at Salisbury. Is this a due requital of his love, who is pleased so much to concern himself in your welfare?

Flavel avoids the temptation to offer empty comfort or platitudes–his words are based on reality and Scripture, not warm, neart feelings.

Although I enjoyed this book as a whole, I particularly appreciated the opening few chapters and the final chapter keepimg assess the why question. To repress the outward acts of sin and compose the external part of your life in a laudable manner is no great matter; even carnal persons by the force of common principles can do this: O for a heart to love God more; to hate sin more; to walk more evenly with God.

Paperbackpages. If you want to examine your heart and understand when and how to guard it thf various situations and times of life then nothing else can help you as much as Flavel’s writing.

Third felt out of place. It includes deep humiliation for heart evils and disorders 3.

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The author lists and expounds upon special times in life when one ought to give special attention to the keeping of Outstanding keepimg read! Flavel works through different circumstances Prosperity, Adversity, etc. Read them slowly, and you will be well fed and satisfied. This book rocked my world.

Keeping the Heart Quotes

Will definitely read and re-read! If the heart must be kept, because out of it are the issues of life, then as long as these issues of life do flow out of it, we are obliged to keep it. Flavel, the eldest son of the Rev. It is easy to correct external appearances.


Keeping the Heart Quotes by John Flavel

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just before his death he acted as moderator at a meeting of dissenting ministers held at Topsham. He tells us why we should take this commission seriously and speaks about there being particular times when we keepibg to be especially wary of being distracted from our goal.

What reason can be assigned why our hearts are so dull, so careless, so wandering, when we hear or pray, but that there have been long intermissions in our communion with God? I charge you, then, to engage in it earnestly. I saw that reading this. On Keeping the Heart is a discourse upon Proverbs 4: Read this helpful and convicting book. But if you would prevent the recurrence of distracting thoughts, if you would find your happiness in the performance of duty, you must not only be careful that you engage in what is your duty, but labor with patient and persevering exertion to interest your feelings in it.

His writings, when collected in the 19th century, filled 6 volumes. It is not more difficult to surprise such a heart, than for an enemy to enter that city whose gates are open and unguarded.