Special

The Mystery of Providence

(1 customer review)
Clear

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 7.13 × 4.75 × 0.6 in
page-count

224

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

1678

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 1963

topic

God, Life Issues, Spiritual Growth

binding

ePub, Kindle (.mobi), Paperback, Paperback & ePub, Paperback & Kindle

series

Puritan Paperbacks

isbn

9780851511047

ENDORSEMENT

‘It is a wonderful book, the Banner serves us all by keeping it in print. Flavel does a wonderful job of helping you to meditate on how God’s sovereign kindness is seen even in the strangest circumstances…he knew suffering himself, and he was faithful.’ — MARK DEVER

Book Description

Do we believe that everything in the world and in our own lives down to the minutest details is ordered by the providence of God? Do we ever take time to observe and meditate on the workings of Providence? If not, are we missing much?

It should be a delight and pleasure to us to discern how God works all things in the world for His own glory and His people’s good. But it should be an even greater pleasure to observe the particular designs of Providence in our own lives. ‘O, what a world of rarities’, says John Flavel, ‘are to be found in Providence…With what profound wisdom, infinite tenderness, and incessant vigilance it has managed all that concerns us from first to last’. It was to persuade Christians of the excellency of observing and meditating upon this that Flavel first published his Mystery of Providence in 1678.

Since then the work has gone through many editions. Based on the words ‘God that performeth all things for me’ (Ps. 57 v 2) this work shows us how Providence works for us in every stage and experience of our lives. The book is richly illustrated from the lives of believers and from the author’s wide reading in church history. There are avenues of spiritual knowledge and experience opened to the Christian in this work which he probably never knew existed.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Publishers’ Introduction 7
Introduction 15
PART ONE
THE EVIDENCE OF PROVIDENCE
1 The Work of Providence for the Saints 27
2 Our Birth and Upbringing 43
3 The Work of Conversion 60
4 Our Employment 75
5 Family Affairs 81
6 Preservation of the Saints from Evil 90
7 The Work of Sanctification 99
PART TWO
MEDITATION ON THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD
8 The Duty of Meditation on Providence 113
9 How to Meditate on the Providence of God 117
10 The Advantages of Meditating on Providence 143
PART THREE
APPLICATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF PROVIDENCE
11 Practical Implications for the Saints 181
12 Practical Problems in Connection with Providence 185
13 The Advantages of Recording our Experiences of Providence 219

Review

1 testimonial for The Mystery of Providence

Submit your testimonial

  1. Joshua J. Mills

    This is an excellent book! Reading it stirred my soul to meditate upon God’s kind Providences in my life. This constant reflection of God’s providence should always be on the heart of his children. I highly recommend this book!

You may also like…

More items to consider: