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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The only reason I withheld a 5, is due to the monotony of the situations when the heart needs to be guarded. I love reading the insight of those long ago.

Keeping the Heart by John Flavel

The time of danger and public distraction 5. 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. Flavel says that if we were to use the performing of this duty This book should probably be read by every Christian at least annually it’s short, you can read it in a couple of hours.


I think most would be hard-pressed to identify a moment in life when they couldn’t identify with one of the issues that Flavel unpacked.

Keeping the heart when we receive injuries and abuses from men. Practical application and so many good things that I practically underlined the whole book.

Keeping the heart when we meet with great trials. That the crux of all Christian living is keeping the heart.

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It even helps with issues such as falling into temptation and desiring revenge. Worth working through again slowly and prayerfully. Apr 08, Rex Blackburn rated it really liked it.

Happy is the man that thus feareth always. While the whole work is excellent, Flavel’s discussion of the twelve seasons was particularly convicting and encouraging. Keeping the heart when sickness warns that death is near. You might also like: The comfort of our our souls much depends on the keeping of our hearts.

I thought it was very insightful of Flavel When receiving injuries and abuses from men 8. He had the strong conviction, that saints should be marked by their holiness, therefore matters of the heart were flxvel the utmost importance in the Christian life.

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What reason can be assigned why our hearts are so dull, dlavel careless, so wandering, when we hear or pray, but that there have been long intermissions in our communion with God? When not keeping the heart all kinds of hypocrisy is produced. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The hour of temptation He promises only keepint Scripture promises, and no more.


Grace within us, is beholden to grace without us. Fflavel is the keping important business of a Christian’s life. John Flavel Release Date: Description This is John Flavel’s classic work on union and fellowship with God.

But deadness causes distraction, and distraction increases deadness. If you want to examine your heart and understand when and how to guard it in various situations and times of life then nothing else can help you as much as Flavel’s writing. Are you resolved upon it? You must learn to wield the sword of the S oh. This the people have found a powerful means of keeping their hearts upright, and awing them from sin.

Definitely a book that’s going on my re-reading list. It includes a constant and holy jealousy over our onto hearts.