Many say, “I forgive, but I don’t forget.” Well, this so called forgiveness isn’t of any profit to anyone, and it’s certainly not the way the Lord forgives. God is willing to forgive anyone who will repent and ask His forgiveness (Isaiah 1:10–20; Acts 2:38). After that, God doesn’t keep the sin of man still on the books and neither will He bring it up again in the future.
When God forgives, He forgets, and so should men (Hebrews 10:17). Yet, we still see those who hold grudges and refuse to give second chances to those who seek forgiveness. None can be forgiven of their trespasses if they refuse the same courtesy to others (Matthew 6:12; Matt. 18:21–35; James 2:13; Ephesians 4:31–32). We best get rid of all those grudges and start forgiving because the mercy we refuse to show today, will be denied us tomorrow (Galatians 6:7; Proverbs 11:5; Numbers 32:23; Prov. 26:27; Daniel 6:24).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.