Jeremiah 23:34 A Bit of Theology

Jeremiah 23:34 (KJV)
And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house.

I see a bit of anthropology and some good theology bound together in this verse.
Anthropologically, there is the universal tendency of men to “hide” from God. 
Adam and Eve attempted first to hide in the hedges of the garden. They next tried to hide their nakedness with fig leaves. They attempted to hide their guilt by blaming each other or the serpent.

How prone we all are to these efforts. Men try to hide from God by avoiding His house, His Word, and His people. They attempt to hide their shame through alcohol, drugs, or denial. They might try to hide their guilt by blaming their parents, or their culture, or their circumstances  

Theologically we discover that God is omnipresent
No matter how we try to hide from God there is no secret place that He does not see.

In the end we will all come to face the Lord.


  • Better to prepare.
  • Better to be right with God
  • Better to know we are hidden in the righteousness of Jesus Christ

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Jeremiah 23:34 A Bit of Theology

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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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