When God forgives us, the Bible says that He throws our sins in the Sea of Forgetfulness. God forgives us in this manner, so that we can use this as an example to forgive one another.
One day I visited a friend and for some reason he was so elated. I just stared at his excitement. I later found out that he got pardoned for some trouble he got in earlier in his life. He was so excited that I just had to be happy with him. It was as if it was my own joy.
When we speak about the sea of forgetfulness, we speak in similar light. For my friend, the legal system had thrown away every record of his wrong. This was to the point where no trace was left. For us, it is that God has forgiven us in a way that there is no record of our sins. God has wiped our records clean.The Bible says that God has removed our transgressions from us as far as the east is from the west.
The Law Of Forgiveness
The law of forgiveness is to forgive so that you can be forgiven. When we fulfill this law of forgiveness, God promises to clean our own records. God promises to give us a new start. In the book of Micah(Micah 7:19), God is saying that he will throw the sins of His people into the depths of the sea. We may be able to recover an object thrown on the shoreline, but consider the impossibility of recovering one tossed into the depths of the sea.
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God wants to cast our sins to a place where there is no return or remembrance. As you go, give way for the forgiving power of our eternal God to find root in your life.
We should never allow the sins we have been forgiven of to continue to haunt us. It is very easy to hold our sins against ourselves but it is not good. The Bible says that if your heart condemns you, God is greater than your heart. Whether it be you or the people around, there is therefore no more condemnation to those who are in Christ. Get in Christ.
When God has forgiven us, let us receive our forgiveness . Let us also move forward in the boldness of the life God has given us. It is a great sin to hold our sins when we have been forgiven. It is great hurt when we hold to the things from which we have been set free.
As We Conclude
Remember that it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Your job is to let go of the sins for which you have been forgiven and to move towards the finish line. Do not continue to search the sea for your sins. Look ahead to the promised land. May God bless you as you go, and may you continue to grow in His direction.
Dear God, I ask for the divine capacity to let go of the sins for which I have been forgiven. I pray Lord that you will also teach me how to forgive the people who have done me wrong. Help me to look away from the sea of forgetfulness where my sins have been lost. Amen.