~ God Remembers ~
This Series ~ This series of posts looks at some of the many attributes of God. Generally, we move in alphabetical order.
Scripture ~ “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:9).
“He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. He remembers His covenant forever, the Word which He commanded, for a thousand generations” (Psalm 105:7-8).
“God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob” (Exodus 2:24-25).
“God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb” (Genesis 30:22).
“As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust” (Psalm 103:13-14).
Comment ~ Question: Some may ask, What about the Biblical verses which seem to indicate that God will not remember?
“No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more” (Jeremiah 31:34).
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12).
Answer: We know that 1) Scripture is consistent and does not contradict itself, 2) Scripture interprets itself, 3) God is omniscient (all-knowing) which seems to contradict these verses. The reality is that these verses are more accurately translated into English as “will no longer hold against you” as opposed to “will remember no more.”
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW blog.
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Bible Version: Quotations are from the NKJV unless otherwise noted. Emphasis is added.
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