Daily Devotion

OUR FORGETFUL GOD

DEVOTIONS FOR BUSY DISCIPLES
 
OUR FORGETFUL GOD
 
Ours is an all-knowing God. Ours is a God who knows us intimately.
 
The over-riding quality of God, however, is “love” (1 John 4: 8b & 16b). From that position our God responds to our waywardness and sin. These select verses highlight God’s grace-filled response to sin—
 
            “…as far as the east is from the west,
                 so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
             (Psalm 103:12)
 
            “For I will forgive their wickedness
                 and will remember their sins no more.” (Jeremiah 31-34b)
 
            “And this is my covenant with them
                 when I take away their sins.” (Romans 11:27)
 
We have a God who is fully familiar with all of our sins. Yet His desire is to forgive…and forget our sins. In doing so, God opens His arms to embrace us as fully loved children—both now, and forever.
 
All of this is made possible through Christ. His atoning sacrifice for our sins makes this unconditional forgiveness…and forgetfulness possible.
 
Through Christ who fully forgives the door to heaven opens. Tied to God’s forgetfulness, we enter eternity with Him as saints.
 
A PAUSE FOR PRAYER
 
            Oh God, we rejoice in Your loving forgetfulness in regard to your
            full forgiveness. Amen