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Mystery of Providence free pdf Mystery of Providence, by John Flavel, presents the Puritan perspective on the God's providence in practical terms. The book is really a lengthy meditation and application of Psalm 52:7. which says "I will cry unto God most high- unto God that performeth all things for me." From this text, Flavel derives his "doctrine" (falling in line with typical Puritan sermon-structure): "It is the duty of the saints, especially in times of straits, to reflect upon the performances of Providence for them in all the states and through all the stages of their lives." This theme is then unfolded in in a three-part treatise, covering (1) The Evidence of Providence, in which Flavel seeks to prove and demonstrate the reality of God's Providential care over the lives of believers by looking at such things as birth, upbringing, conversion, employment, family affairs, preservation from evil, and sanctification- (2) Meditation on the Providence of God, where the author shows that it is our duty to meditate on Providence, directs in how to do this, and then covers ten advantage to gained from this practice- and (3) Application of the Doctrine of Providence, in which the practical implications of the doctrine are considered and the problems and questions arising in people's minds are answered. Though not as witty and colorful as Thomas Brooks, as practical as Thomas Manton, as astute as Stephen Charnock, or as experiential as John Owen, Flavel's book does have many merits. Flavel himself lived a difficult life in which he knew firsthand how to rely on God's sovereignty in his life, and his work cultivates a greater awareness of God's mercy, trust in God's wisdom, and resignation to God's will day by day.

About John Flavel

John Flavel (1630-1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman, puritan, and author. John Flavel was born at Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and was educated at home and the University of Oxford. Ordained as a Presbyterian in 1650, though later a Congregationalist, he lived in Diptford (in Devon) and Dartmouth. As a nonconformist- he was ejected result of the Great Ejection of 1662. He moved the required 5 miles to Slapton and returned to Dartmouth to preach secretly under great personal risk. After the Declaration of Indulgence 1687, he became a minister of a Nonconformist Church there. He died at Exeter, Devonshire, on 26 June 1691. Flavel is commemorated in the name of Flavel Road on Bromsgrove's Charford Estate. He was a prolific and popular author. Among his works are A Saint Indeed (aka Keeping the Heart), The Mystery of Providence, Husbandry Spiritualised and Navigation Spiritualised, titles which suggest some of his characteristics as a writer.

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Author : John Flavel
Publisher : CreateSpace
Data Published : 08 April 2014
ISBN : 1495446867
EAN : 9781495446863
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 170 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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