A God both near and far off

Jeremiah 23:23

JP: From Dave Doran’s blog.

A God both near and far off


Although these words stand in the biblical text as a warning to those who think they can hide from God, they also serve as an incredible comfort to God’s children. The Lord’s question is actually making a powerful and profound point about His own nature—He is everywhere! The theological term for this attribute is omnipresence. The Bible teaches that God is everywhere present in the fullness of His existence. Or, in the words of the text, He is both “near” and “far off” at the same time!

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