Oct 5, 2021
We’ve all heard the phrase “forgive and forget”. It’s a nice principle, right? When we wrong someone and seek forgiveness, we would also really like it if that person completely forgot about the offense. But when we turn the situation around, we’re not so sure. Especially if it’s a deep wound and we feel all the things, extending forgiveness is hard. Forgetting the offense entirely seems to be near impossible. So in this episode, we explore this idea of forgiving and forgetting. In the Bible, we read verses that say God will be merciful and “remember their sins no more”. What do we make of this, especially since we also know that God knows all things?
We talked about why we should forgive in a previous episode, but today, we want to explore this idea of forgiving and forgetting. We talk about if it’s even possible to truly forgive and forget. And is it wise to forgive and forget? Is this something Scripture calls us to? Does God actually forget when He forgives? That’s the bottomline: we want to forgive as Jesus forgives. He is our model!
Resources mentioned in this episode:
The Theology Handbook by The Daily Grace Co.
Ep. 60 Why Should We Forgive Others? by Daily Grace
Ep. 60 (Bonus) What Does Forgiveness Look Like? by Daily Grace
“Faithful: The Covenant God From Eden to Eternity” Study by The Daily Grace Co.
Ep. 118 Navigating Toxic Relationships with Ellen Dykas by Daily Grace
“Prayers for the Church” Cards by The Daily Grace Co.
“Prayers for My Marriage” Cards by The Daily Grace Co.
"Prayers for Friendship" Cards by The Daily Grace Co.
“Emotions and the Heart” Study by Daily Grace
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