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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Quotes from Keeping the Heart. Flavel gives us deeply powerful ammunition in our fight for holiness. To the people of God. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In he removed to Dartmouth, though the Diptford emoluments were much greater.

But here we are to take it more generally, for the whole soul, or inner man. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It includes the imposing of strong engagements upon ourselves to walk more carefully with God, and avoid the occasions whereby the heart may be induced to sin.

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John Flavel was born at Bromsgrove in Wordesterchire. Open Preview See a Problem? Prayer and the heart are meant to be together.

The Works of John Flavel ] Volume 5but wanted to review it separately. O for a heart to love God more; to hate sin more; to walk more evenly with God.

To shuffle over religious duties with a loose and heedless spirit, will cost no great pains; but to set thyself before the Lord, and tie up thy loose and vain thoughts to a constant and serious attendance upon him; this will cost us something Keeping the heart in the time of outward wants.


Is it well then to repine and droop because your Father consults the advantage of your soul rather than the gratification of your humors? Exhortation to hearty engagedness in keeping the heart. Direction and help in this great work, are the scope and run of the text: As with most classic Puritan writers, Flavel does an excellent job taking his subject into hand and examining it from every angle. This list includes such circumstances as prosperity, adversity, when troubles assail the Church, public danger wars, etc.

The greatest difficulty after conversion—is to keep the heart with God. To attain a facility and dexterity of language in prayer and put your meaning into apt and decent expressions is easy; but to get your heart broken for sin, while you are confessing it; melted with free grace, while you are blessing God for it; to be really ashamed and humbled through the apprehensions of God’s infinite holiness and to keep your heart in this frame, not only in but after duty, will surely cost you some groans and pains of soul.

This is quite like a smaller version of Ryle’s “Holiness”. He was married four times. It is easy to correct external appearances.

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If you are going to change someone’s words, are least be honest about it! It includes deep humiliation for heart evils and disorders 3. Definitely read this short book, but prepare for the knife. 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.

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Description This is John Flavel’s classic work on union and fellowship with God. By keeping the heart, understand the diligent and constant 1 use of all holy means to preserve the soul from sin, and maintain its sweet and free communion with 1 I say constant, for the reason added in the text extends the duty to all lfavel states and conditions of a Christian’s life, and makes it binding always.

Not the bodily artery, but the seat of all our emotions, desires, affections, words and actions. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade keeeping in, give it a second life.

Pages with related products. I did not find him repetitious, rather I found each application flowed from a keen insight. With God’s grace, I will consult this book often in the coming years, to hear Flavel say: This is a book that I intend to reread on a regular basis.