God Will Remember No More
Daily Bible Reading – Hebrews 9-11
Today’s Key Passage – Hebrews 10:11-23
We have all heard the saying “forgive and forget”. Practically speaking, for most of us even when we are able to forgive, forgetting proves to be much more difficult. It is hard to forget about past hurts and past injustices. Fortunately, our Father in Heaven does not have this problem. In the old Jewish system, the priests’ work was never done. They constantly had to offer sacrifices for the forgiveness of sins. They were always standing. Christ finished the job and took a seat – not just any seat, but the one at the right hand of the Father. While the priests’ work could not completely remove all sin, Christ’s work cleansed each of us from sin entirely.
Men who were guided by the Holy Spirit wrote the Bible. It is inerrant and absolutely true. God is our perfect creator who never lies. Therefore, when we read in Hebrews that God said, “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more” (10:17), we know that He means what He said. When we confess our sin to God, he immediately forgives us, but He does so much more than that. He also forgets about our sins, and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. When a person goes to trial and is found “not guilty”, legally his criminal record is expunged and it is as if he was never even accused of the crime. God’s forgiveness works the same way. Once He forgives us, it becomes as if we had never committed the sin in the first place.
For most of us, it can be difficult not to dwell in the past. It is sometimes hard for us to forget what we have done. It is hard for us not to want to ask for forgiveness for the same sins repeatedly. God tells us we do not need to do that. He says He has forgiven us and will remember no more. Let us all take a lesson from God on this – once you have confessed your sins to God, trust that He has forgiven you and then remember to remember no more.
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Posted on December 13, 2013, in 19 - Hebrews and tagged Bible, Christian, Daily Bible, Daily Devotional, Forgiveness, God, God's Character, Grace, Jesus, Religion, Sin. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.