Hebrews 8:12 – “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”
Sometimes at work we may forget an appointment, or an assignment. We may forget to return a phone call or reply to an email. Sometimes forgetting something may even hurt someone’s feelings.
The Hebrew passage above will not cause anyone’s feelings to get hurt because of forgetfulness. God says He is going to forget our sins and no one is complaining. He is going to totally forget our sins. They are erased from the hard-drive.
There is no way we want God to remember our sins. We are overjoyed to know our sins have been forgiven by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
God never forgets anything except those things He chooses to forget.
Without God choosing to forget our sins we would all be in a world of trouble. Now that is Mercy, getting what we do not deserve. We don’t deserve to be forgiven, but we get to receive it through our Savior Jesus Christ.
The reason Jesus was the greatest gift given to this world is because through Him humans are able to receive forgiveness of their sins. He was not simply a baby born in a manger. He was born to grow, never sin, and then offer His life on the cross of Calvary for us.
Jesus having fulfilled His purpose allows God to forgive us.
Have a Merry Christmas Season!
Think About This:
The moment you asked for forgiveness, God forgave you. Now do your part and leave the guilt behind.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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