Forgotten Forever

May 12th, 2013

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Hebrews 8:1-13

Everyone likes to be remembered. We’re delighted to be recognized and called by name. It’s comforting to realize God knows us personally. He never forget us; our names are engraved on his hands (Isa. 49:16). We want to be remembered but hope some things may be forgotten, like our old sins.

A middle-aged man came to see my husband. He wanted to talk about his father, a preacher and Christian leader, who’d recently gone to heaven. He said he had been wayward, often grieving his father. “But,” he said, “when I asked for forgiveness, he never brought up my past sins. When my father forgave me, he never said another word about it.”

When God forgives a repentant sinner, he keeps no record. He doesn’t throw sins into a landfill to be dug up again! He removes them, “as far as the east is from the west” (Ps. 103:12). He hurls “all our iniquities into the depths of the sea” (Mic. 7:19). Most amazing, he doesn’t remember our sins any more. People, or the devil, may remind us, but God never does. Our sins are gone, forgotten forever.

Author: Juanita Nelting

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One Response to “Forgotten Forever”

  1. Barbara Says:

    May 12th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Man has the ability to personally forgive sins, but not necessarily forget sins.

    God forgives and willfully removes our sins from HIS memory. Therefore, “remember” what is impossible for man “is” possible with God. Pray!

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