“‘This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,’ declares the LORD. ‘I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbour, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,’ declares the LORD. ‘For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.’”
When we fail to remember something it is because we are forgetful. But, when God says he will not remember his people’s sins, it is not because his memory is failing, but because our guilt has been wiped out by the death of Jesus, and our sins are no longer counted against us. Instead of our faults and failings, God looks at us and sees the righteousness of Christ. And, if God’s law is truly written on our hearts, we will gradually start behaving the same way Jesus would behave, choosing to forget the wrongs which others have done to us. That’s the sign of a life transformed by God’s grace. How far along that road have I come so far?
Spirit, draw me closer to God in my heart and in life.