Remembering No More

21 Apr

 

A few years ago, I studied Believing God by Beth Moore with our women’s Bible study group. One of the most impactful things for me was seeing how scripture references God remembering, and then provides a direct action He took.

Of course, God knows all. So when we see “God remembered” it is being spelled out for a reason. To draw a connection of intentional action by God to what He specifically remembered.

If you have the study, you can review this section on p 147 – 149.

This morning, as Easter approaches and I’m thinking of the New Covenant ushered in with Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, I’m praising God for what he chooses not to remember. What he chooses not to act upon because of his lavish gift of Christ’s holy blood to cover us.

 

 Hebrews 8: 7 – 12 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.  But God found fault with the people and said:

8 “The days are coming, declares the Lord,
   when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
   and with the people of Judah.
9 It will not be like the covenant
   I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
   to lead them out of Egypt,
because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
   and I turned away from them,
            declares the Lord.
10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
   after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
   and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
   and they will be my people.
11 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
   or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
   from the least of them to the greatest.
12 For I will forgive their wickedness
   and will remember their sins no more.”

Thank you Father God for sending your Son Jesus, who willingly took the sin of this world, and conquered it. Thank you for remembering my sin no more, for not giving me the punishment it deserves because Christ already bore it all.

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