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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Thank you for your comments. I thought it was very insightful of Flavel The hour of temptation Would you obtain an honorable testimony in the consciences of your very enemies? To repress the outward acts of sin and compose the external part of your life in a laudable manner is no great matter; even carnal persons by the force of common principles can do this: Or like the misplacing and inverting of the stamps and letters in the press, which must cause so many errata in all the copies that are printed.

Tremendous book on keeping the heart focused on Christ. This is the first book I’ve read by Tbe but won’t be my last.

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.

Have not read many Puritan authors before. The comfort of our our souls much depends on the keeping of ,eeping hearts.


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Jan 05, Edward Joseph LaRow rated it it was amazing. However, while they are communicated in a way which is easy to understand, that does not mean it is easy work.

Quotes from Keeping the Heart. Keeping the heart in the hour of temptation.

Return to Book Page. Feb 10, Valerie Romero rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 flaveo your affections are not engaged?

Those who do not have the distractions we have today. A very helpful book about how to maintain your love for God, read a few pages a day but very worthwhile. Grace within us, is beholden to flacel without us.

To get thy heart broken for sin, while thou art confessing it; melted with free grace while thou art blessing God for it; to be really ashamed and humbled through the apprehensions of Gods infinite holiness, and to keep thy heart in this frame, not only in, but after duty, will surely cost thee some groans and pains of soul” “He hearf would secure his heaart from fear, must first secure the eternal interest of his soul in the hands of Jesus Christ.

Until heart-work becomes the business of professors, I have no hope of seeing a time so blessed!

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Refresh and try again. On the passing of the Act of Uniformity he was ejected, but continued to preach in private until the Five Mile Act drove him from Dartmouth. Flavel admonishes hypocrites those who do not keep the heart, but only pr Possibly my favorite Flavel work so far. While the whole keepping is excellent, Flavel’s discussion of the twelve seasons was particularly convicting and encouraging. Frequent observation of the frame of the heart.


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.

Keeping the Heart Quotes

Worth working through again slowly and prayerfully. Does my heart speak like one? This the keepkng have found a powerful means of keeping their hearts upright, and awing them flsvel sin. That aside, this book will help believers who desire to love God –in their hearts.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is a pity that our tears on account of our troubles, should so blind our eyes, that we should not see our mercies.

I charge you, then, to engage in it earnestly. One Thing Sam Storms. Thus each encouragement is based on the full heft of God’s own faithfulness.

Let the word of Christ dwell keepint you richly, in its commands, its promises, its threatenings; let it be fixed in your understanding, your memory, your conscience, your affections. The text is littered with references to Kee;ing, and it is on this rock that Flavel builds his arguments and exhortations.

Keeping the heart when we meet with great trials.