Forgetting You Are Saved
Knowing and remembering that we are saved should be the most important knowledge and memory that we have. If we are saved, God wants us to know it, remember it and enjoy it and if we are not saved He wants us to know that so that we will desire to be saved. Remembering that we are saved is one key to bearing fruit for the Lord.
1 John 5:13: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Forgetting you are saved is not a happy or a beneficial thing. How does that happen and what are the results? We need to find out what one lacks who has forgotten that he is saved so that it won*t happen to us. If we forget that we are saved we can be fearful. If we forget that we are forgiven we might get the attitude that a few more sins are ok. If we forget we are saved we might have no concern for the souls of others. If we forget that we are saved we will not be grateful for it.
2 Peter 1:9: But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
It is amazing how easily we can forget the blessings of God. If we forget that we are saved there will be some precious things that we have forgotten. We will have forgotten the wonderful things that God has already given us and promised us in the following passage.
2 Peter 1:1-4: Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
There will also be some things that we have neglected to add to ourselves.
2 Peter 1:5-9: And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
When there is ever anything wrong between God and us, the fault is always ours. If we are unfruitful spiritually, the fault is always ours.
Care to discuss Forgetting You Are Saved with Ron?