- Joe Norton
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins” (Isaiah 43:25).
Through the prophet Isaiah, God reminds the Jews of their deliverance from Babylonian captivity and of their release from that situation. God reminds them of their lack of loyalty to Him in spite of the fact that He had taken care of them throughout their years as captives.
It’s as if He is saying, “Remember Me? I’m the One Who took care of you and forgave the sins of your past—I blotted them out. And, furthermore, I will not bring those sins up again.” God’s implied plea is for them to repent and be loyal to Him.
This verse is reminiscent of the great and precious promises of the New Covenant in which we are assured of forgiveness. Those promises include the assurance of a home in Heaven if we will only abandon our inclination to disregard God’s direction and submit to His will.