God's Merciful Memory

You could say that on the internet everything is remembered and nothing is forgiven. For some it is a regrettable picture from a night of partying; for others, memes created in the wake of a foolish decision made in front of 100 million people.

These are simple reminders of how God treats his people in a very different way.

“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins." (Isaiah 43:25)

"For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:12)

Google may remember your sin forever and Facebook or Twitter may broadcast it like a bullhorn but because of Jesus’ death for those sins, God has promised that they are gone. The mental pictures in your memory that haunt you, the stories that your friends tell about you that remind you; God has promised that he doesn’t remember them. They are gone; paid in full at the cross never to return again. By doing that, he has taken the weapon of condemnation and shame out of the Enemy’s hand (Colossians 2:13-15). So, when you see stories and internet memes about people’s foolishness or sin, remember God’s merciful memory.