The Mystery of Providence has ratings and 64 reviews. K.M. said: Took me a while to fully appreciate the book. The first half focuses a little too mu. John Flavel, Works, vol 4 (Baynes and Son, London, ), pp. Conduct or the Mystery of providence Opened was first published in and has passed. Based on Psalm , ‘The Mystery of Providence’ by John Flavel shows how providence works for us in every stage and experience of our lives. pp.
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First published inthis little work well illustrates and explains the purpose of God for his people. One who prefers quick-fix, quasi-spiritual literature will find nothing appealing in Flavel’s efforts. This is a comforting book, and one I will re-read often in the future.
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. And yet, as Flavel articulates, a careful examination of our lives will only reveal God’s merciful providence in ways we could not have expected and did not choose. Feb 24, Debra rated it it was amazing. The result of this book in my life was twofold: All our discontents will not prevail with God to call back, or as the word may be rendered, make void His Word Isa.
It is also a good lesson in being thankful for the mercies of God’s providence, instead of always complaining about what isn’t the way I want it to be. He is in one mind Job Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Flavel exhorts us to be more watchful and thankful for what God is doing in our lives. This book is a throwback to As one can favel from the Puritans, Flavel revels in the wealth and wonder of God’s truth. Jun 11, Matt Galyon readsandcoffee rated it really liked it.
We often overlook providence in our lives, but yet for the Christian it touches everything we do. Nov 15, Josh L rated it really liked it.
To rest in the sovereignty of God is such a great comfort. Such a book is The Mystery of providence by John Flavel. The language is a bit like they speak in a theatre and is sometimes hard to follow for a person whose first language is not English Apr 28, Graham Heslop rated it liked it.
I found this one to be VERY worthwhile. Let us see what God has done and is doing for our spiritual good. Return to Book Page. I do plan to pick it up again. This was great advice. The first half focuses flzvel little too much on mystey thankful you’re not this other guy who’s suffering” except what if you just happen to be procidence other guy?
However – and this will explain my rating – he is quite repetitious. After encouraging the reader to derive needful wisdom and comfort from this fact, the author providehce proceeds to instruct how it is that we might go about meditating upon and applying the overarching theme of God’s providence to our lives.
On the granting of the indulgence of he returned to Dartmouth, and continued to officiate there even after the liberty to do so was withdrawn. Be the first to ask a question prpvidence The Mystery of Providence. On 17 Octoberafter examination and the preaching of a ‘trial sermon,’ he was ordained Mr. Not exactly my cup of tea. There are a few sections early on that are clearly geared toward Flavel’s own time and place.
I stopped after having read the introduction and the Not exactly my cup of tea. Feb 15, Peter N. A wicked man finds his heart rising against God when He smites him, but a gracious heart cleaves the closer to Him; he can love as well as justify an afflicting God. The most encouraging and friendly book I’ve read in a long time.
Let us first realise that everything does not depend on us. A few favorite quotes: However, perseverance with the text, the concepts, ideas and applications of Scripture yield some majestic treasures. The Christian has no excuse not to be eternally grateful to the Lord for His providential care of His children.
May 09, Jimmy added it. The context that Flavel is writing under persecution, expulsion, near imprisonment is always near your mind while he grapples with the extraordinary mywtery and beauty offered by the providence of God. In a systematic fashion, Flavel first lays down the groundwork for the reader, surrounding the reader with all the evidences of Prov It is widely believed that Puritans were dry, old men that were difficult to understand.
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