Jeremiah 2:22 Are You Washed?

Jeremiah 2:22 (KJV)
For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

Once in a while a detective type program will portray a criminal who, try as he might, can’t clean the crime scene well enough to keep from getting caught. The program will always have them leave:

  • The butt of a cigarette 
  • A small piece of jewelry 
  • A glass with fingerprints or 
  • A drop of blood

Sometimes they will portray a criminal who, though they shower thoroughly feel like they cannot wash off the blood. 

I have met people who, because they feel guilty, want to do some good deed as recompense. Maybe mow the Preacher’s lawn or wash the church building. I believe programs like Reformers Unanimous play on this guilt and get their people to do good deeds for the church. Good deeds are fine so long as the doer doesn’t think he is earning some favor by them.

God clearly tells us that there is no soap on earth that can wash away the guilt of sin. We could never attend church enough, do enough, change enough, give enough, even repent enough to remove the guilty mark of our sin. There is not enough religion, there is nothing we could sacrifice to purge away the stains of our crimes against God. 

That’s why Jesus came. In Christ God Himself provided the one and only element capable of washing away our sins, the blood of Jesus. 

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing flood?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean.
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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