Forgetfulness

forgetful.jpg Forgetfulness is usually not considered a virtuous characteristic. Think about the frustration that comes from not remembering:

An important bill that you were supposed to mail.

An appointment that you promised to keep.

A phone call that you should have returned.

A name that you suddenly couldn’t bring to mind.

An answer that you were supposed to know for a big test.

But did you know that the Bible says that certain things ought to be forgotten? Things like:

An unkindness leveled against you.

A harsh word spoken in derision.

An unjust criticism rendered by a thoughtless individual.

An occasion when a close friend let you down.

Paul wrote,

“…But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).

Good reader, what do you need to forget today? Think about it.

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