All through the bible it tells us how to love one another.
Also tells us how God loves us.
One verse sticks out to me in 1 Corinthians the 13th chapter 4th thru 7th verses, the NIV version says “it keeps no record of wrongs”
Love keeps no record of our wrongs.
God forgives and forgets about all our sin, all our mistakes, all of our intentional wrong doing. He forgives all of it!
Micah 7:19 says “He casts our sins into the depths of the sea.” And Psalms 103:4 says “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Transgressions = sins
This is why, if we receive this perfect love from God, it makes it so much easier to move forward. If we repent and turn from sin, this is the guarantee; that we can have no fear of him bringing it back up. Let’s be honest, most times we fear people will bring up our past sins, past mistakes. That they won’t forget about them. This fear holds us back in certain situations in our life. But God forgives.
How many times have you heard someone say they can never forgive someone or they will forgive but will never forget? How many times have you said this? When we do this, we put restrictions on ourselves. You lock yourself into an agreement not made by God or with God. You tie yourselves to unforgiveness. Declaring that you will never let go of this thing. Now you are bound. Forget holding onto the hurt, to the pain, to the destruction it caused.
Forgiving is part of loving. If you forgive but don’t forget you are only half loving the person.
Free yourself and forgive…..and forget. Learn from it. Keep it as a lesson. Make better decisions and choices….and move on. Don’t let the emotion of it trap you. I shared on Instagram something that dropped in my spirit one day. I posted the picture below. Know your boundaries.
You won’t forgive them, but yet God forgave YOU.
Oh, how we easily forget.
As Believers, if we are striving to be like Christ, we must love one another and we too must forgive and forget.