“my treasured place.” The meaning of the phrase is debated because it could refer to the Temple (and even be translated, “my secret place”), but the context indicates a wider scope, likely Jerusalem or even the whole land of Judah. The Hebrew can be “secret” or “treasure,” and likely refers to both Jerusalem and the Temple, or even Judah, Jerusalem, and the Temple. The point is that the sin of the people of Judah opened them up to attack and conquest by foreigners. The wise Christian should learn from that. No sin is harmless. Sin opens people up to being attacked by spiritual and physical forces.