John Flavel (c. 1627-1691), an English Presbyterian clergyman, theologian, and author, was born at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, England, the elder son of a minister. After receiving his early education partly at home and partly at the grammar schools of Bromsgrove and Haslar, he attended University College, Oxford. He served as a minister in various locales and also preached to followers privately in his home. He was a prolific writer, and his works are still being published today. His best-known works include Keeping the Heart, The Mystery of Providence, and The Fountain of Life.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)
The heart of man is his worst part before it is regenerated, and the best part afterward. It is the seat of principles, and the fountain of actions.
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