“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12
I often forget to turn in library books, feed the dog, and change from slippers into shoes before going out. A few weeks ago, I completely forgot to go to a chiropractor appointment, and twice I have forgotten to write posts for 66 Books.
Sounds pretty forgetful, and yet…I can remember in complete detail the unkindness of a friend, the deceit of someone close to me, and the sting of someone’s unfair criticism. I keep an up-to-date, accurate record of wrongs done to me.
But God forgets. Because of Jesus, God will remember my sins no more! My itemized list of injustices has no place before such a merciful God. Indeed, can I claim to follow Him at all, if I refuse to become like Him in His forgiveness and forgetfulness?
God, thank You for Your mercy on me. Grow love and compassion in my heart, so that I can be like You. Thank You for being so forgetful. Amen.