Forgetting to Remember

Listen to sermon Text: James 4:13-17 Speaker: Ed Park

The perfect justice of God requires him to forget us if we forget him. Haven't we forgotten him? Therefore on the basis of perfect justice, God must have forgotten us. But James is talking like God hasn't and even asks us to presume his grace. How is this possible? How could he be a God of grace without contradicting his perfect justice?

ANSWER: By forgetting his son. On the cross Jesus took the ignoring that WE deserved in order that we can get the remembering HE deserved. He was forgotten, utterly, cosmically ignored by the only person in the world that mattered to him. Remember his final words on the cross: “My God, my God, why has Thou forsaken me?”

That’s the reason why God can say as he did in Isaiah 49.15

15 "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!