Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Scripture Memory Monday

Sorry for the delay in Scripture Memory Monday (on Tuesday), my schedule is a bit different now that my son is home for the summer and by the time everyone went to bed I was too pooped to type.

Anyway, this week I am considering verse *7 and *8, as I am not yet convinced that I know verse 7 well enough. Just reading those two verses is so powerful.

Ephesians 1
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
5 he predestined us or adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

*7 In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses according, to the riches of his grace

*8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight

"In Him - In Christ, or in union to Christ, we have or more literally "are having" this blessing. It is not merely in a blessing that exist as a future possession, but it is ours by virtue of our faith in Christ. What is in view with this statement is something which the reader possesses right now. It had been long expected by the Jews and has now been accomplished! Think of that! Our guilt is removed, utterly gone! Forever! No more condemnation for those who are safe in the Beloved...now in Christ and through the efficacious working accomplished by His blood shed almost 2000 years ago, we have truly been set free..."http://www.preceptaustin.org/

What verses are you memorizing, what have you learned from them? Please share with us.

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