[They] forget that they have been
cleansed from their past sins.
—2 Peter 1:9
In Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Greatheart describes Forgetful Green as “the most dangerous place in all these parts. For if at any time the pilgrims meet with any brunt, it is when they forget what favours they have received, and how unworthy they are of them.”
Moses warned the Israelites that they would be in danger of forgetfulness when they populated the Promised Land: “Praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God . . . when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down . . . you will forget the Lord your God” (8:10–14).
Our Lord’s Day communion is a feast of memory: “Do this in memory of me”—another way of saying, “Be careful not to forget.”
God never forgets you.
Don’t forget him.