Why Trimmest Thou Thy Way?

Jeremiah 2:33 “Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.”
         There is an interesting question in verse 33. God asks Israel, “Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love?” This is an interesting question considering the verses leading up to it. We learn that the falling away from God that Israel has undergone wasn’t a spontaneous thing. Rather, as is the case with many of us, their backsliding was a gradual process. God asks them, why have you trimmed your ways? Why have you little by little, changed your way? Then in just a few verses the trimming has led to changing completely.

1. Decide Your Way.

         There are some people who would tell you that there many ways that you can go in this life. The truth is there are only two. There is the broad way and the narrow way. You may be just a teenager, but it is time for you to choose your way. Maybe you are a parent, choose your way. If you are a preacher, teacher, or church leader, you must choose your way. This is not a one-time decision. In order to stay on the right way, one must constantly choose the right way. Decide your way. Is your way the Bible way? Is your way the Jesus way? Is your way the Independent Fundamental Baptist way? Choose Jesus. Choose Right. Choose the Bible. Choose Holiness. Decide your way teenager. You may put this article down and never pick it up again, but you will decide your way.

2. Defend Your Way.

         It is not easy walking the narrow way while multitudes pass by looking for the broad and destructive way. Often times they laugh at our music, our dress standards, our soul winning, and our devotion to God, the church and the Bible. When the world passes by and mocks it is understandable because they are unconverted and do not understand spiritual things. What is even sadder is when those on the narrow way not only leave for the broad way, but also begin to criticize, mock and degrade those who stand where they once stood. My friends, once you decide your way, stick to it, stay with it, fight for it, and defend it.

3. Don’t Change Your Way.

         As you travel the narrow way and stand for the way, you will find many opportunities and chances to change. It seems the more you walk on that way, the more things, people and situations attempt to deter you. Don’t change!


William Davis

Youth | Assistant Pastor

Clays Mill Baptist Church