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Why ask God to remember? (Psalm 25:6)

Psalm 25:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.

Psalms 25:6

ESV - 6 Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that, although God is omnisicent, and thus cannot "accidentally" forget anything, He is also capable (as noted in verses such as Isaiah 43:25 and Jeremiah 31:34) of willfully forgetting (as He does with forgiven sin).

Here, David is asking that God not allow Himself to forget the past mercies that He has shown not only to him, but to Israel as well.

At the same time, however, David also asks God to forgive and forget the things that he had done wrong, and to save him from his enemies. David supports this request by indicating a spirit of humility, and a willingness for God to teach and guide him.

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