Keeping the Heart has ratings and 46 reviews. John said: This book rocked my world. It showed me how distracted my heart is, and how prone I am to wa. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. Proverbs , The Text Explained. Chapter 2. Duties Included in Keeping the Heart. Chapter 3. Reasons Why this Should be the. Keeping the Heart. How to maintain your love for God. JOHN FLAVEL. Keeping the Heart- 3. 16/07/

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The uttermost importance of keeping the heart This is the concept that Flavel begins and ends with. This is an easy to read, helpful book by an excellent author. I think it has landed on my books to mostly strongly recommend list.

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For example, he points out that if you really are in desperate want of something you cannot live without, you should be encouraged because your want will be of short duration–God will either meet your need, or you will die.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Return to Book Page. First two chapters are great. Does it fpavel grieve you to see how flavell is contemned and trampled under foot, and the professors of it ridiculed and scorned in the world?

What health is to the heart—that holiness is to the soul. The comfort of our our souls I love reading the insight of those long ago. A natural man has no power; heat gracious man has some, though not sufficient; and what power he has, depends upon the exciting and assisting strength of Christ. Will definitely read and re-read!


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Read them slowly, and you will be well fed and satisfied. We are commanded in Proverbs 4: Not the bodily artery, but the seat of all our emotions, desires, affections, words and actions. The text is littered with references to Scripture, and it is on this rock that Flavel builds his arguments and exhortations.

What the heart is to the body—that the soul is to the man. It is the seat of principles, and the fountain of actions. Are you resolved upon it?

To shuffle over religious duties with a loose and heedless spirit will cost no great pains; but to set yourself before the Lord and tie up your loose and vain thoughts to a constant and serious attendance upon him; this will cost you something. Showing of 29 reviews. The eye of God is, and the eye of the Christian ought to be, principally fixed upon it.

The greatest difficulty in conversion—is to win the heart to God. Want to Read saving…. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It includes a constant and holy jealousy over our own hearts. Having received his early e “John Flavel c.

On 17 Octoberafter examination and the preaching of a ‘trial sermon,’ he was ordained Mr. I needed to read this book. Rereading this book as a 31 year-old has been a refreshing encouragement.

The season of duty 7. What the heart is to the body, that the soul is to the man; and what health is to the heart, that holiness is to the soul. The emphasis of the book is how to love God in the prayer closet and in the quiet places of the soul–not life in community.

The wide range of ‘seasons’ covered was particularly helpful as was the last chapter on ‘improving and applying the subject’.

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Flavel opens by addressing ‘the keeping of the heart’–what it means and why ekeping matters for Flavel, this essentially boils down to spiritual health or a heart centered on faith in the gospel and rightly related to God. It includes earnest supplication and instant prayer for purifying and rectifying grace when sin has defiled and disordered the heart.

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Secondly, The manner of performing it. The reason or motive quickening to this duty, is very forcible and weighty: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Flavel shows how at the center of everything we do, is our heart. Your own discontent is that which arms your troubles with a sting; you make your burden heavy by struggling under it. It is the most important business of a Christian’s life.

It includes deep humiliation for heart evils and disorders; so the upright heart cannot be at rest till it has wept out its troubles and poured out its complaints before the Lord. He then shows how we can go on to develop a greater ability in keeping our hearts in tune with God.

Oh, then how important a duty is that which is contained in the following: Take heed that you overlook not the many precious mercies which the people of God enjoy amidst all their trouble.

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