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.
“…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.