"I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.”
Chapter 43 begins with the words, “But now, thus says the Lord who created you…” Clearly, Jehovah God is speaking and He continues to speak throughout the entire chapter. In verse 25, He states emphatically: I, even I,” am the one who forgives your sins; blotting them out and remembering them no more. How shall we understand such statements?
First, God deals with our sin because we are incapable of doing so.
Second, by blotting them out and remembering them no more, God comforts His people with the promise than He will never change his mind. He will never un-forgive us. He will never throw our sins in our faces. Are you forgiven, child of God? Then be comforted that you will never be otherwise.
Third, please note that God says why He deals with our sins so completely. God says He does so “for My own sake.” Does God not grace us so richly for our sakes? While we certainly receive great benefit from God, ultimately He saves His people for His sake. How can forgiving us be for His sake? It is for the sake [purpose] of putting His incredible grace on display for His eternal glory (see Ephesians 2:7).
How glorious is God’s grace? If He had saved good people who had made some minor mistakes, He would be a forgiving God worthy of thanks. But He did so much more. He saved terminally sinful people who had no hope of, or even desire to, save themselves (see Ephesians 2:1-5 and Romans 5:6-8). There is not one thing in any of God’s people that could even mildly commend us to God, and yet He saved us. And at what cost? The life of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Thinking on these things, let us be comforted. Let us be astonished by His grace, and let us give Him all glory both now and forevermore.