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. 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. The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel – Contents. Introduction; The Evidence of Providence; The Work of Providence for the Saints; Our Birth and Upbringing.
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It’s a beautiful and strengthening book I would commend to anyone. Took me a while to fully appreciate the book. Arguably, the definable strength of the Puritans lied in their ability to take a subject like the providence of God and squeeze out all that Scripture teaches on the matter.
Nothing is an accident, nothing is outside God’s sovereignty, and God crafts all in the life of His children as a loving father prepares exactly the right circumstance to mold us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
But for the person who will give the time to apprehend this most sacred of subjects, he will not be disappointed with the assistance of The Mystery of Providence. The context that Flavel is writing under persecution, expulsion, near imprisonment is always near your mind while he grapples with the extraordinary johm and beauty offered by the provi One of the most timely and encouraging books I’ve read in a long time.
The Mystery of Providence
To those who do not believe in Christ and perhaps some who dothe notion that God orchestrates every area of life may seem nonsensical or foolish. It is widely believed that Mysterj were dry, old men that were difficult to understand. All the thoughtfulness in the world will not make one hair white or black. May 17, Wallace rated it it was amazing.
Nov 15, Josh L rated it really liked it. He is in one mind Job God is such a mighty and wonderful God!
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of the indulgence of he returned to Dartmouth, and continued to officiate there even after the liberty to do so was withdrawn. Trivia About The Mystery of Pr Meticulous providence is assumed. Mar 02, Troy Lizenby rated it it was amazing.
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What a great God is ours, greater than we ever thought when we first trusted Him for salvation! Aug 02, Melinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: He masterfully weaves in scripture to support his points and exhorts and encourages believers in a most convicting manner! Jun 10, John rated it it was amazing. For example, Flavel encourages his readers to thank God’s providence that they were not born in A This is a practical and devotional book on God’s providence that purposes to bolster the faith of those who are waivering in the midst of difficult circumstances, and rekindle a dependency on God in those who, enjoying comfortable circumstances, have drifted away from reliance on Him.
But Flavel demonstrates from numerous biblical precepts and examples that though God’s dealings are indeed mysterious, they are always exacting and purposeful. And yet Flavel’s attention is never focused on himself, but rather always first on God, and secondarily on the reader. Just before his death he acted as moderator at a meeting of dissenting ministers held at Topsham.
There are a few sections early on that are clearly geared toward Flavel’s own time and place. Apr 30, Elizabeth Prata rated it liked it.
The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel
Refresh and try again. One who prefers quick-fix, quasi-spiritual literature will find nothing appealing in Flavel’s efforts.
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The language is a bit like they speak in a theatre and is sometimes hard to follow for a person whose first language is favel English Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are too many of these treasures to share or even highlight here. If Christians showed at all times by their demeanour that they had a living faith in the God of the Scriptures, they would be better placed to commend to an unbelieving world their God and His power to save.
This book does not encourages me in my faith, nor does it show me unknown features of my awesome God.
But the second half is absolutely marvelous in its focus on faith over fear and trust in the sovereignty of God. May 09, Jimmy added it. All our discontents will not prevail with God to call back, or as the word may be rendered, make void His Word Isa.
Nov 06, Sally Ewan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Then we may seek to work out what He is working in us. It will instruct, encourage and uplift you – I guarantee it! Often they are hard and he brings storms to make wreck of our lives. Flavel shows how providence is not merely a random act of kindness by God, sometimes noticed by us every once in a while in our lives, but that it is indeed the gracious hand of God working in every aspect of our lives effecting the perfect will of our sovereign Lord.
Review of the Mystery of Providence Tim Challies blog site invited his readers and has done previously to read a classics Christian book together, reading 1 chapter per week.