Why should we forget the past?
What should we forget?
Our own sins?
The sins of others?
What about God?
Does God remember our past?
Sometimes the reason we’re not connected is because of the past: past hurts, past failures, what they said, how they treated us. As long as you’re stuck in the past, you’ll stay disconnected. You have to let it go. This is a new day. God’s mercy is fresh every morning. Come into the present. Life is too short to hold on to hurts, live upset, focus on what they did wrong. No matter who you’re in a relationship with, how good of a person they are, at times, they’re going to disappoint you, they’re going to let you down. Give that person room to be human. Show them some mercy.
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Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.
Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”
Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.