“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil.” Exodus 23:2.
A crowd cried out for the death of Christ.
A crowd cried out for the stoning of the woman caught in adultery.
A crowd stoned Stephen to death.
In each of these situations, the crowd was wrong.
A crowd is a senseless, illogical mob.
A crowd is driven by base emotions like anger, rage and fear.
A crowd is a destructive force.
A crowd drowns your individuality.
A crowd silences your authentic voice.
A crowd has a mind of its own, driven by collective emotions.
When a crowd cries out for the blood of anyone, majority of those in the crowd have no idea what is going on. They are mainly followers.
The scripture says ‘do not follow the crowd to do evil.’
In the momentum of a crowd, even God loving believers temporarily lose their minds.
When Stephen was stoned to death, the crowd thought they were doing God great service by getting rid of a heretic.
The man who manipulated that crowd, the brain behind that murder was Saul.
He also thought he was doing God service.
He was wrong.
It is not in the nature of God to destroy.
It is not in the nature of God to kill a sinner.
Christ came to save the lost, not to condemn and destroy them.
It is interesting that the loudest voices in a crowd usually belong to sinners, calling for the blood of other sinners.
Whenever you find yourself driven by or caught up in the rage of a crowd, exit that crowd. No matter how genuine their grievances are, do not go with them.
The dangerous thing about a crowd is that in their rage they lose all logic and end up harming the innocent.
Never follow a crowd blindly. It always ends badly.
Praise George, June, 2020.