Translations: Chinese GB Big5

Forgotten Sins

Isaiah 43:25
I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions,
for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.


Comment

Under the New Covenant of which is alluded to here sins are forgotten altogether, as it states in Jeremiah concerning the New Covenant: "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."Jer 31:34  The Hebrew word here used for "blot out" according to the lexicon means to wipe out, obliterate or exterminate.  1Cor 3:11-15 indicate that those parts of our lives which have not been in service to the Lord are burned up and are counted as waste. These constitute the essence of the concept of the forgiveness of sins.

God does this for his own sake in that it reveals his character of graciousness. Graciousness is that character quality in which mercy and generosity is shown to the undeserving.  And this I think is the main purpose for creating man, namely that through redemption God would glorify His character quality of graciousness.


The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources