"In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins." I take this as the very starting-point - the forgiveness of sins. We get the blessed truth, this first truth if you please, of grace, and joy, and peace; complete forgiveness through the blood of Christ. He has come down to us and redeemed us out of the condition we were in. I am sure the more we go on from day to day, the more important it is to get hold of this, though it be an elementary truth, especially now that there is so much seeking for an unfinished forgiveness. J. N. Darby.