Jeremiah 9:4 Nobody Likes a Cynic

Jeremiah 9:4 (KJV)
Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

I can just hear the accusations thrown at Jeremiah. 

“Don’t be so cynical!” 
“Nobody likes a cynic!” 

But that fact was, Jeremiah was right. He wasn’t looking at the glass half empty. He was looking at it for what it was.

I do not imagine that every soul in Jerusalem would utterly supplant and slander. But I do expect that it was a common trait in his time.

Here’s the thing, a positive message will often ignore the problem until the problem reaches deadly or irreversible proportions. To ignore the so-called cynic is to do so at terrible peril. I think our country may be in the shape it is because too many Christians focused on the positives or on select negatives to produce what was, in their minds, a positive outcome.

We are too busy trying to pick fruit and not nearly busy enough seeking and then speaking the truth of the Bible.

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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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