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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Survival and the main needs of ueart day were at the forefront but today, we think about what we will wear, what restraunt we will eat, go on vacation. I can’t recommend this book enough to any Christian who wants to grow in their love of Christ and purity of heart. The wide range of ‘seasons’ covered was particularly helpful as was the last chapter on ‘improving and applying the subject’. The heart kreping man is his worst part before it is regenerated—and the best afterward.
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It’s very practical, and addresses as many facets as you can think of. I probably took longer than I thf on most Christian books because of the depth through-out. One thing I think is not the best teaching, as is the case with much of puritan writing is the lack of emphasis on our new identity in Christ.
What health is to the heart—that holiness is to the soul. We are as able to stop the sun in its course, or to make the rivers run backward, as by our own skill and power to rule and order flabel hearts.
I did not find him repetitious, rather I found each application flowed from a keen insight. Possibly my favorite Flavel work so far.
So then, if the heart err in its work, these must miscarry in theirs; for heart errors are like the errors of the first concoction, which cannot be rectified afterwards: No trivia or quizzes yet. It seemed to go on and on. Tremendous wisdom from a time when people did not have the distractions of today and went much more deeply into the thought and reflection of truth.
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 that would secure his heart from fear, must first secure the eternal interest of his soul in the hands of Jesus Christ.
Open Preview See a Problem? But in the text we are to take it more generally, for the whole soul, or inner man. The careless heart is an easy prey to Satan in the hover of temptation; his principal batteries are raised against the heart; if he wins that he wins all, for it commands the whole man: But what say you to pardon of sin; interest in Christ; the covenant of promise; and an eternity of happiness in the presence of God, after a few days are over?
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Keeping the Heart: How to maintain your love for God by John Flavel – Christian Focus Publications
He kept as near it, however, as possible, removing to Slapton, five miles off, and there preached twice each Sunday to all who came, among whom were many of his old parishioners. Apr 08, Rex Blackburn rated it really liked it.
In other words, ehart much any situation any Ueart could ever be in, any time, anywhere. Heatr greatest difficulty in conversion—is to win the heart to God. The length of a particular chapter makes it hard to get through but over a great work. Keeping the heart in the time of Zion’s troubles. Thank you for your comments. And yet, perhaps the monotony is aimed at causing the reader to realize, that there never seems to be a moment in life when the heart does not need to be kept.
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Some good and hearty theological material and once worthy of multiple listening. Sep 07, Brian kefping it really liked it Shelves: He tells us why we should take this commission seriously and speaks about there being particular times when we need to be especially wary of being distracted from our goal.
When sufferings for religion are laid flsvel us The matter of the duty: See all 29 reviews. Will definitely read and re-read! 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.
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