What though th’ accuser roar
Of ills that I have done!
I know them well, and thousands more:
Jehovah findeth none.
Whitlock Gandy from Hymns for the Little Flock
What a powerful line! What a freeing truth!
Yes, God does not remember your sins. He’s said it.
“But I, yes I, am the one
who takes care of your sins—that’s what I do.
I don’t keep a list of your sins.”
Isaiah 43:25 MSG
The only list He keeps is your name in His book of life.
Every priest goes to work at the altar each day, offers the same old sacrifices year in, year out, and never makes a dent in the sin problem. As a priest, Christ made a single sacrifice for sins, and that was it! Then he sat down right beside God and waited for his enemies to cave in. It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. By that single offering, he did everything that needed to be done for everyone who takes part in the purifying process. The Holy Spirit confirms this:
This new plan I’m making with Israel
isn’t going to be written on paper,
isn’t going to be chiseled in stone;
This time “I’m writing out the plan in them,
carving it on the lining of their hearts.”
I’ll forever wipe the slate clean of their sins.
Once sins are taken care of for good, there’s no longer any need to offer sacrifices for them.
Hebrews 10:11-18 Message
Emphasis mine. You see what He says?
Let’s look at one more verse.
You see, God takes all our crimes—our seemingly inexhaustible sins—and removes them.
As far as east is from the west, He removes them from us.
Psalms 103:12 Voice
One more, this is too good not to include.
With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.
Romans 8:1-2 Message
Take a deep breath of the clean free air of grace that Christ has cleared out for you.
Throw away your old slate of wrongs that you’ve committed.
Your memory is the only record of sin. God has gloriously and graciously forgotten it.