“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more” -Jeremiah 31:34
When we know the Lord, we receive the forgiveness of sins. We know Him as the God of grace, passing over our sin. What a joyful thing this is!
Notice how wonderfully this promise worded: the Lord promises to “remember our sins no more”! Can God forget? He says He will, and He means what He says.
Through Christ He will view us as though we had never sinned. The great atonement so effectually removed all sin that it is to the mind of God no more in existence. The believer is now in Christ Jesus, as accepted as Adam in his innocence — even more accepted, because he wears a divine righteousness.
The Lord will not remember our sins or love us any less because of them. Just as a debt once paid ceases to be a debt, the Lord completely removes the sin of His people.
When we mourn over our sin and shortcomings, let us also rejoice that they will never be held against us. This makes us hate sin. God’s free pardon makes us anxious to never again to grieve Him by disobedience.
- C.H. Spurgeon