For most of us, memories of past misdeeds are things we’d rather not remember. We’d rather tuck them away in the deepest recesses of our minds and never bring them to the light of day.
If you’re a parent, you may recall plucking one of those negative memories out of the depths when one of your children is enduring a similar issue.
I have been blessed with a short memory. God knew when He made me. That I’d have a problem with guilt so he built that into me when I was born. The ugliest, most difficult times have been captured in my brain, but are difficult to recall. I guess it’s a defense mechanism to keep me from reliving the pain.
Sometimes remembering is vital to our moving forward. If we forget how we’ve arrived at a certain point, we become stagnant and apathetic.
The things we learn as children will be the basis for our belief system, a guide for living and a reason to look forward to eternity.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (ESV)
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to yourDeuteronomy 6:6-7English Standard Version (ESV)
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Jesus has forgiven all of our sins – past, present and future. Now it’s up to us to live for Him.