by Meg@bluffparkbaptist.org | Saturday, February 18, 2017
Does God ever forget anything? Thankfully, the answer to that is yes, He does forget stuff. He forgets our forgiven sins. But God’s forgetfulness is not the product of an older mind, or just distant events. God’s forgetfulness is by choice. Hebrews 8:12 quotes Jeremiah 31:34. It says,” For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
In February we focus on love. The picture of true love is found in 1 Corinthians 13. Paul describes the attributes of real love. He goes beyond the emotional giddiness of attraction and describes a love that is only possible with the power of God. One of those attributes is : “… it keeps no record of wrongs”. While we understand as humans that “remembering no more” is pretty tough for us, I relish and celebrate that God, himself has forgotten ever single sin of which I truly repented and confessed.
It is a truly mind-blowing thought that when you repent, confess, and ask God’s forgiveness He forgets your sin. When you come before His presence, then, He doesn’t see a forgiven sinner; He sees a person that has never sinned. Other people may still remember your sin, you will never forget the things you’ve done, but God sees nothing of your past transgressions. Do you realize what that type of love means?
It means that your relationship with God is fully restored. It means you are still useful. It means that you are still loved. It means that you can move on with life, not burdened down with a past that shackles you. And when Satan plays with your mind and accuses you with past sin, you can confront him with truth: You have no past sin. You can even sing to him that part of “The Family of God” that says “I’ve been washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood”. Isn’t the love of God amazing?
Say good things about your Savior and about His church here at Bluff Park!