“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” –Isaiah 43:25
All things at the creation of the universe were declared good. After the fall, mankind slid into the category of bad. We know this because of what we now do with God’s good creation; we use what was declared good for our own evil purposes. We use food declared good for our own gluttony, sex declared good for adultery, fornication, rape, masterbation, and pornography. We use plants for drugs, wine for drunkenness, our neighbor to envy, our time to be lazy, our motives for selfish gain, our bodies for harm, our eyes for lust, our ears for gossip, our hands to kill, our strength for oppression. The list could go on and on.
I think one of the reasons we use God’s good creation for evil purposes is so that we might forget that we are sinful and bad. Numbing one’s self through drugs for example is a temporary solution. But the high never remains long enough to forget completely. Our memories, I think, are God given, and needful while living upon this earth. We remember our sins because we are bad. God on the other hand is good. He is the one who blots out our transgressions for his own sake. He chooses, because he is amazing, to forget all of our sins. He will not forget the sin of those not trusting upon Jesus alone for their redemption. Those sins will be remembered and brought to light on the day of His final judgement. But for those who have confessed Jesus as Lord, and believed in their heart God raised him from the dead; those people’s sins will be remembered no more. If that is you today, remember in your remembering of your sins, that God does not remember yours. They have been separated from you as far as the east is from the west. They have been paid for at Calvary by the precious blood of Jesus. Rejoice in that truth!