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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Keeping the Heart (Puritan Classics)

Keeping the heart in the season of duty. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in its commands, its promises, its threatenings; let it be fixed in your understanding, your memory, your conscience, your affections.

It’s very practical, and addresses as many facets as you can think of.

Nonetheless, this is an excellent little book on the importance of a right heart. This list includes kerping circumstances as prosperity, adversity, when troubles assail the Church, public danger wars, etc.

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A natural man has no power; a gracious man has some, though not sufficient; and what power he has, depends upon the exciting and assisting strength of Christ.

Flxvel much of the matter of the duty. If you are going to change someone’s words, are least be honest about it!

SecondlyThe manner of performing it. You might also like: I highlighted and marked many a statement from this book.


This vehemency of expression, with which the duty is urged, plainly implies how difficult it is to keep our hearts, how dangerous to let them go. 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.

Flavel was convicting but also extremely helpful in showing how important it is that our heart be right with God, and not just everything else, and gives aids for doing so. Frequent observation of the frame of the heart.

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. The part of this book that was most helpful was the 3rd chapter, in which Flavel examines several of the most challenging seasons that the Christian encounters throughout his life.

Flavel, the eldest son of the Rev. How to maintain your love for God. The length of a particular chapter makes it hard to get through but over a great work.

In he removed to Dartmouth, though the Diptford emoluments were much greater. 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.

Take heed that you overlook not the many precious mercies which the people of God enjoy amidst all their trouble. What health is to the heart—that holiness is to the soul. We’ll post it here when we have had time to review it. It is not more difficult to surprise such a heart, than for an enemy to enter that city whose gates are open and unguarded. I thought it was very insightful of Flavel In other words, pretty much any situation any Christian could ever be in, glavel time, anywhere.

How careless I have been. In the end he found himself obliged to remove ojhn London, travelling by sea and narrowly escaping shipwreck in a storm, which is said to have ceased in answer to his prayers. Dec 12, Stephen Drew rated it really liked it. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Bruised Reed Puritan Paperbacks.


Keeping the heart in the hour of temptation. It showed me how distracted my heart is, and how prone I am to wander.

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Great short book of deep thought. Layater on the text, will have the word taken from a besieged garrison, beset by many enemies with out, and in danger of being betrayed by treacherous citizens within, in which danger keepihg soldiers, upon pain of death, are commanded to watch; and though the expression, Keep thy heart, seems to put it upon us as our work, yet it does not imply a sufficiency in us to do it.

Well advised and deliberate vows are, in some cases, very useful to guard the heart against some special sin.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Not the bodily artery, but the seat of all our emotions, desires, affections, words and actions. The reason or motive quickening to this duty, is very forcible and te Thanks for telling us about the problem. When receiving injuries and abuses from men 8. The state of the whole body depends upon the soundness and vigour of the heart; and the everlasting state of the whole man upon the good or ill condition of the soul.

There is a lot of repetition, as many of the encouragements are the same across these varied situations, but the substance is incredibly meaty.