I teach a youth Bible study class, and each week, I’m thoroughly impressed with their memory. They can recall biblical particulars precisely, even weeks after they learn them. Their memory is most evident whenever I promise them something. If I say I’m bringing candy to our next class, then I sure better have it at our next class! If I don’t, then they’ll remind me until I honor my commitment.
I’m glad God’s memory isn’t like my Bible study students’, especially when it involves our mistakes. 1 Corinthians 13:5 notes that love “keeps no record of being wronged,” and God exemplifies this incredibly! In the Psalm cited above, David reminds us that God removes our sins as far as the east is from the west. In a world where people hold you hostage to your past, God loves us and provides a clean slate. When we acknowledge our errors, God will detach them from us.
I’m glad God doesn’t document our mistakes in permanent ink. Instead, He applies the spiritual erase, the blood of Jesus, and washes us clean. Thank God for demonstrating His love like this!
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged (1 Corinthians 13:4-5, New Living Translation).