37 John Flavel Quotes

  • "If you neglect to instruct (your children) in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No; if you will not teach them to pray, he will to curse, swear, and lie; if ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Children, Satan


  • "The more afflictions you have been under, the more assistance you have had for this life of holiness."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Affliction


  • "When our needs are permitted to grow to an extremity, and all visible hopes fail, then to have relief given wonderfully enhances the price of such a mercy (Isa. 41:17-18)."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Mercy


  • "They foresaw that the concession of a Providence would impose an eternal yoke upon their necks, by making them accountable for all they did to a higher tribunal, so that they must necessarily 'pass the time of their sojourning here in fear', while all their thoughts, words and ways were strictly noted and recorded, for the purpose of an account by an all-seeing and righteous God. They therefore labored to persuade themselves that what they had no mind for did not exist."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Providence


  • "It is the duty of the saints, especially in times of straights, to reflect upon the performances of Providence for them in all the states and through all the stages of their lives."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Providence


  • "The Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering and the most comfortable way of dying."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Scripture


  • "How often has providence convinced its observers, upon a sober recollection of the events of their lives, that if the Lord had left them to their own counsels they had as often been their own tormentors, if not executioners!"

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Providence


  • "What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!"

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Parents


  • "It is not with us, as with other laborers: they find their work as they leave it, so do not we. Sin and Satan unravel almost all we do, the impressions we make on our people's souls in one sermon, vanish before the next."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Preaching


  • "Guilt is to danger, what fire is to gunpowder; a man need not fear to walk among many barrels of powder, if he have no fire about him."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Conscience


  • "Let us consider and marvel that ever this great and blessed God should be so much concerned, as you have heard He is in all His providences, about such vile, despicable worms as we are! He does not need us, but is perfectly blessed and happy in Himself without us. We can add nothing to Him."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Mercy


  • "This revealed will of God is either manifested to us in His Word, or in His works. The former is His commanding will, the latter His affecting or permitting will."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: God


  • "They that know God will be humble, and they that know themselves, cannot be proud."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Humility


  • "Oh cursed sin! It was you who slew my dear Lord! For your sake He underwent all this! If your vileness had not been so great, His sufferings had not been so many. Cursed sin! You were the knife which stabbed Him! You the sword which pierced Him!"

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Sin


  • "Providence so orders the case, that faith and prayer come between our wants and supplies, and the goodness of God may be the more magnified in our eyes thereby."

    - John Flavel
    Topics: Blessings



Total Quotes Found: 37 // Page 1 (quotes 1-15)
Search within the 37 John Flavel Quotes