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This would seem to conflict with other texts that say God knows everything. (Ps. 139:2-4; Jer. 17:10; Heb. 4:13) Furthermore, Isaiah 49:15 has God Himself saying that He will not forget his holy ones. Therefore, how are we to reconcile what appears to be God temporarily forgetting Noah? God never forgot Noah. “Remembered” is being used in a way that is an idiomatic expression and does not literally mean that God forgot Noah. A husband will use a similar expression when he remembers his wife on their anniversary. This does not mean the husband forgot their mate existed. In Scripture, to ‘remember’ is not always to recall to mind but can be used to express interest, care, and concern for another.
Moreover, it is not accurate to say that God forgot Noah. The use of the word “remembered” in Genesis 8:1 is simply a way of saying that God took action in response to a situation. In this case, God remembered Noah and the other inhabitants of the ark and caused the waters to recede and the flood to come to an end.
It is important to remember that the Bible was written in human language and that the writers often used familiar words and expressions to communicate spiritual truths. In this case, the use of the word “remembered” is simply a way of expressing that God was aware of Noah’s situation and took action to help him.
It is important to understand that God is all-knowing and all-powerful and that nothing happens outside of His control. Therefore, it is not accurate to say that God forgot Noah or any other person. Rather, God is constantly aware of all that is happening in the world and is always present to offer guidance and help to those who seek it.
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