Monday Manna - To Forgive and Forget

I am hosting Monday Manna today, where we meet to together to study a portion of God's Word. You may link to your blog with thoughts on this verse (with the Linky at the bottom of this page), or you may add a comment.

Hebrews 10:17 (KJV)

"And their sins and iniquities

will I remember no more."

Did something like this ever happen to you?

A friend doesn't invite you to an evening of watching movies and games. Maybe it was a miscommunication, maybe she thought you were busy, maybe... Whatever the reason, you were hurt - very hurt. She said she was sorry, and you forgave her, but you never forgot. It hurt too much. Things were never quite the same after that.

I understand this feeling too well. The scenerio might have been different, but my feelings have been hurt in the same way. It doesn't take but a word to bring all the ugly bitter thoughts flooding back. I can't forget them!

Sometimes, I bring up that "forgiven" situation to make the other person feel guilty. I won't let them forget it either.

Maybe I like to beat myself down by remembering how sinful I've been. I say that I am unworthy of anything good because I've done so many horrible things. I've confessed them to the Lord, but I can't forget them.

But... I have forgotten a wonderful truth.


When He forgave my sins, He also forgot them. They are completely gone!

I am JUSTIFIED. (just as if I'd never sinned)

I hope that when we get our new bodies in heaven, that we will forget all our sins, too.

1 comment:

Rita Garcia said...

I like the concept you brought in to the subject of forgiveness. Though we choose to forgive, we don't always choose to forget, and here is where you stepped on my toes! Not only do we not forget, we don't let the other person forget either--ouch! Thank you, Vonnie, for sharing this great insight!


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