Friday, July 5, 2019

True Forgiveness

We were once falsely accused and viciously told, 
" I forgive you, but I will never forget."

In His Word the LORD God says:

“I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions 
for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins." 
Isaiah 43: 25

and again in the New testament:

“For I will be merciful to their iniquities,
And I will remember their sins no more.”
Hebrews 8:12

The LORD God can not forget, but He chooses to not remember.
What a beautiful example to follow.

In God's Word we are told to emulate His forgiveness 
in that when we forgive people we may not be able to forget, 
but we can intentionally choose to not remember; 
that is, we are to never bring it up (even to ourselves), 
and, most importantly, we do not hold it against them. 
It is a choice. It is in the past, and not to be remembered.

Glory to God! His forgiveness is not vindictive.
He has no grudges on those who seek forgiveness.
He does not revel in our pain and sufferings.
He does not plan revenge on His children.

"I will remember their sins no more.”


Anonymous said...

Ok, I must admit the Garfield cartoon made me burst out laughing!

The rest of the post - beautiful truth. Very edifying.


(Applies only to those who TRULY repent, though, and who bear fruit that matches that repentance. Wicked people like to fake crocodile tears and then expect everyone (including God!) to gloss over their vile sins.)

The Piper's Wife said...

Thank you, Carolyn. I absolutely agree about true forgiveness compared to those who are perniciously pretending.

We can only live our own lives for the LORD. That is our job. They are in charge of their own lives, thus their job before the LORD who will hold them accountable for their evil choices.

Our tough part is living alongside and having to dealing with them however often. *Relying on the LORD to give us strength!*