Jeremiah 31:34, quoted in Hebrews 10:17, says “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” The Bible reassures us that our sins are forgiven through Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice on the cross. Psalm 103:9 says “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” This reassurance is the basis for our acceptance into God’s family and should never be forgotten.

Jeremy Camp’s song ‘We Must Remember’ contrasts our need to remember this forgiveness with God’s willingness to remember our sins no more. Technically, God does not forget; He chooses not to remember. But the song’s poetry contrasts remembering and forgetting:

“We must remember
That You have forgotten
And You don’t remember our sins anymore.
We must remember
That You have forgotten
And You, You died once and for all.” (‘We Must Remember’, Jeremy Camp)

‘We Must Remember’, Jeremy Camp

Christ has won for us a great victory and we are cleansed from all our sins.
“The power of Your blood is all that we need.
You laid down Your life and the captives were free.
The veil was torn and there was victory.”

The wonder of God’s forgiveness is that it is all-encompassing and ongoing. 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” God’s forgiveness is available to us on a day-by-day basis. Let’s remember that daily and live in the freedom of forgiveness.