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.
"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/