Daily Devotional: Maxie Walls

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Does God have amnesia? Is He forgetful?

 

 

Don’t get too excited, keep reading.

 

 

God is omniscient. He’s a “know-it-all”. The psalmist expressed this truth in the following verses (1-16) from

Psalm 139:

“You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely. O Lord…Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast…All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

Wow! Then how can an all-knowing God say, “I will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:12)

In the Old Testament times, animal sacrifices were offered for sins, but these sacrifices could not satisfy the justice of a holy and righteous God. So, God provided the perfect sacrifice to take away our sins. Jesus is that sacrifice. He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). Through Christ’s perfect sacrifice, He made atonement for our sins.

Forgiven sins means God regards us as sinless. He no longer remembers those sins, because they no longer exist. That’s a holy fact.

God’s gracious treatment of us, His loving acceptance of us is His declaration that our sins are remembered no more.

Praise the Lord!

Maxie

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