Forgive and Forget

  We sometimes hear the phrase, "When God forgives, He forgets." This is true. Hebrews 8: 12, "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more." This is as prophesied (Jeremiah 31: 34).

  Can we forget when we forgive? If so, to what extent? We may not be able to blank from our memory the event of sin committed against us. It may at times be jarred back into the mind. We often forget what we do not want to forget. But as for sins committed against us, when we forgive, we can forget them as far as counting the person guilty of sin anymore and holding the matter against them.

  We must learn to forgive concerning sin against us and simply LET IT GO.