God’s Selective Memory


“Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws” (Gen. 26:5, NKJV).

Lately I’ve been thinking about how God seems to have a selective memory (in a most beautiful way). Consider the above verse from Genesis. In this passage, He was dialoguing with Isaac about how upright his dad, Abraham, had been. His statement about Papa Abraham’s obedience was sweeping. To read it, you’d think that Abraham had never once misstepped.

There is no “except those times that…” clause. No proviso. No mention of the time Abraham lied. No reference to the time he slept with his household help instead of holding onto the promise of a son through Sarah. What’s even more amazing to me is that he inherited the title “Father of the Faith”… in spite of such an imperfect journey towards the fulfillment of God’s word to him.

In speaking of his life to those coming after him, God only trumpeted the victories. Continue reading God’s Selective Memory