"The Precious Things of God" 19th Century Writings By Octavius Winslow, First Edition, 1859

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This Book is 150 years old!

THIS IS THE FIRST EDITION, one of the first 1000 printed in 1859.

"1859" Rare! States: FIRST THOUSAND" London. Pub. James Nisbet and co., 21 Berners Str.

Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. THE PRECIOUSNESS OF GOD'S THOUGHTS. How precious are thy thoughts unto me, 0 God! how great is the sum of them! "—Psalm exxxiz. 17. It is marvellous that God should think of us as He does. That, infinitely great and holy—all worlds, all beings, all events occupying His mind —He should yet have individual thoughts of us, those thoughts not mere passing glances of the mind, but involving 'the pre-determination and pre-arrangement of each event, circumstance, and step of our personal history, trivial though it be as a hair falling from the head—is a truth too mighty to grasp were it not too precious to refuse, and too divine to disbelieve.

You have, doubtless, beloved, often appeared in your own view so obscure and insignificant a being—a mere cypher in the great sum of human existence, a single drop in the vast ocean of human life—as to bi; almost at an infinite remove from God's notice.

You could not, indeed, relieve yourself from the conviction of individual responsibility, nor stifle the reflection that for each transaction of the present life the future holds you accountable; yet that, isolated and solitary, -perchatne, poor and mean, as you may be, God, the great, tLe holy Lord God should think of you, notice you, regard you, set His heart upon you—that His thoughts, more precious than the ocean's gems, and more numerous than the sands which belt it, should cluster around you, clinging to you with a grasp so fervent and intense as to lift you to the distinction and privilege of a being in whom, the Divine regard were solely and supremely absorbed—is a truth distancing all conception, and well-nigh overwhelming you with its mightiness.

And yet so it is! Each child of God dwells in His heart, and engages His mind as though he were the sole occupant of t... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Collectible, acceptable condition.

PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY. Front end page has two signatures, and one inscription dated "1861" Front cover has come off but will ship with book.

First three pages have come loose and are taped on. Gilded page edges. Back cover has some tape at top to spine. Spine is secure. The rest of the pages are flat and clean, and secure to spine! Some pages have small notations or underline. Slight Yellowing around edges from age. Spotting on first few and last few pages and covers. Covers are worn at edges. Scuffed. Back end page has marking. No d/J. Comes very carefully wrapped and insured. further info is available if needed. Please e-mail us for any inquiries.

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