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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Keeping the Heart: How to maintain your love for God by John Flavel – Christian Focus Publications

Tremendous book on keeping the heart focused on Christ. The time of prosperity 2.

Open Preview See a Problem? Keeping the heart in the time of outward wants. The eye of God is, and the eye of a Christian ought to be, principally fixed upon it.

Keeping the heart in the time of danger and public distraction.

Keeping the Heart (Puritan Classics)

Quotes from Keeping the Heart. So much of the matter of the duty. Jan 14, Matt Crawford rated it liked it. Most of the teaching is keepong our depravity and our need for repentance but almost nowhere is mentioned how we are seating at the right hand of God and new creations already. We are commanded in Proverbs 4: It is easy to learn pray eloquently.

The uttermost importance of keeping the heart This is the concept that Flavel heqrt and ends with. I probably took longer than I do on most Christian books because of the depth through-out. Trivia About Keeping the Heart. When not keeping the heart all kinds of hypocrisy is produced.


Your own discontent is that which arms your troubles with keeeping sting; you make your burden heavy by struggling under it. Here are my three big idea take away a 1.

It was very strongly worded and harsh at times and ended up sounding quite legalistic. This is a book to read flaveo, carefully, and prayerfully, if you want to do the necessary heart-work of a Christian.

Above all else, guard your heart. Was pleasantly surprised and challenged in this short read! I did not find him repetitious, rather I found each application flowed from a keen insight. Why is your heart so inconstant, especially in secret duties; why are you ready to be gone, almost as soon as you are come into the presence of God, but because your affections are not engaged?

It’s very practical, and addresses as many facets as you can think of. This is a book that I intend to reread on a regular basis.

Keeping the Heart Quotes

I leave you with Flavels summation of his intent in the book. This is no ‘hang in there’ kitty poster. Will you not forgive one who has been instrumental of so much good to you? When receiving injuries and abuses from men 8.

Will definitely read and re-read! Wood bitterly comments on the violence of his dissent. By this fear of the Lord it is that men depart from evil, shake off sloth, and preserve themselves from iniquity.

You must call yourself frequently to an account; examine yourself as in the presence of the all seeing God; bring your conscience, leeping it were, to the bar of judgment.


He promises only what Scripture promises, and no more. Frequent observation of the frame of the heart. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But deadness causes distraction, and distraction increases deadness. This little gem is a wonderful introduction to this English Puritan pastor’s treasuries.

Direction and help in this great work, are the scope flacel run of the text: Survival and the main needs of the day were at the forefront but today, we think about what we will wear, what restraunt we will eat, go on vacation.

Having received his early e “John Flavel c. On 27 Aprilhe was sent by ‘the standing committee of Devon’ to Diptford, a parish on the Flabel, five miles from Totnes, where the minister, Mr. Feb 10, Valerie Romero rated it really liked it Shelves: When sufferings for religion are laid upon us Keeping the heart when sufferings for religion are laid upon us. Whatever your issue, there’s an app for that. On the granting of the indulgence of he returned to Dartmouth, and continued to officiate there even after the liberty to do so was withdrawn.

In the end he found himself obliged to remove to London, travelling by sea and narrowly escaping shipwreck in a storm, which is said to have ceased in answer to his prayers. This the people have found a powerful means of keeping their hearts upright, and awing them from sin.