Don’t Follow the Crowd…

Read: Exodus 22-24
Marked: Exodus 23:2, “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert [justice.]”

We all want to belong, but we should be careful who we belong to, and who we follow. Adam followed Eve in disobedience to God and into sin.

The behaviour of a crowd is sometimes different from the normal behaviour of the individuals within it. Social scientists call this mob psychology and studies show that individual responsibility is often lost and decreases proportionately to the size of the crowd.

It is said there is strength in numbers. But given the right circumstances moral weakness is amplified in a crowd. 1 Corinthians 15:33 reminds me that evil company corrupts good habits.

When I am turned aside by a crowd to pervert justice and follow populate opinion, or a false report, then I sin.