Not Forgotten

Remember these, O Jacob, and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.  I have blotted out , as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

Isaiah 44:21-22

This chapter in Isaiah deals mostly with the complete silliness of false gods and idols.  God points out that the idols they have made with their own hands and worshipped are made out of the same tree and the same wood that they use for firewood and cook their food on.  After mocking their hand-made idols, the chapter gives the children of Israel these verses.

God tells them that, although they have often rejected Him and served other “gods”, they are still His “servant.”  He tells them that He formed them.  And He tells them that they “shalt not be forgotten of me.”

The Bible then gives them some encouraging words: “I have blotted out , as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.”  I am very glad that those words are in the Bible.  I am glad that the Lord is merciful.  We have all failed the Lord at one point or another.  We have all let things come between ourselves and the Saviour.  None of us has been perfect.  But, even in those times in which we have strayed from our God, He has not forgotten us.  He has not abandoned or rejected us.  We are still His.

And that is a comforting thought.  We should thank the Lord that, though we have failed Him, He will never fail us!

4 responses to this post.

  1. This makes me cry, that He wants me to return even after I have sinned and turned to other things instead of Him. God bless you, Ben, for pointing out His grace, mercy and forgiveness today, as we turn again to Him and ask for it! And even if we don’t ask, He is still there!

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  2. AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!

    “The Bible then gives them some encouraging words: “I have blotted out , as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.” I am very glad that those words are in the Bible. I am glad that the Lord is merciful. We have all failed the Lord at one point or another. We have all let things come between ourselves and the Saviour. None of us has been perfect. But, even in those times in which we have strayed from our God, He has not forgotten us. He has not abandoned or rejected us. We are still His.”

    It is a comforting thought indeed. I am so not forgotten!!!

    God bless you, Ben. It’s good to be reminded of His promises. Israel Houghton has a song with the same title. I absolutely love singing this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L9n_Tb3PRc God knows my name!

    Blessings
    ann

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