In my preface post, I mentioned that our problem with memory is twofold: First, we tend to forget things we’re supposed to remember. Second, is that we often tend to remember things which we’re supposed to forget. An acute memory is a double-edged sword in the sense that very often our minds will latch onto old hurts and failures which are better left forgotten.
The bible has much to say on the subject of forgetfulness. Admittedly it’s not as popular of a subject as remembrance (there are only 64 instances of the word “forget”), nevertheless, it’s a skill that we’re still commanded to practice.