“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” (Jeremiah 31: 34).
Isaiah the prophet prophesied about our day thus: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:5-6). This was several centuries before Christ actually came.
God vowed not to remember our sins any more. That’s exactly what today’s text is about; “I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more” (Jeremiah 31: 34).
Elsewhere, the book of Isaiah says: “In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee” (Isa 54:8-9). God’s decision not to count sins is as strong as His vow to never again destroy the world by water.
What the man in Christ has received is the everlasting kindness of God. God has satisfied us with everlasting kindness. He has done so because of His love for us. We should be more than thankful.