Jeremiah 31:34, “And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord : for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord : for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
I love the ending of this verse when the Bible says, “I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” How great it is to know that we have a God that not only will forgive our sin, but He will also forget our sin! He never holds out past against us.
God always does His part of forgiving our sin, but we must do our part of asking for forgiveness. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” God is faithful at forgiving us, but must ask for forgiveness.
The only thing standing between us not being right with God and being right with God is ourselves. If we will ask God for forgiveness, He will give it to us. Asking for forgiveness should not be a one time thing. This is something that we ought to do every time we fail. We are not asking for salvation over and over because that is only a one-time thing, but we are restoring fellowship with our Heavenly Father. What is it that we need to ask God for forgiveness? What is standing between us and God? Let us ask God today for forgiveness. He wants to give it to us.