You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice. – Exodus 23:2
Why do we sometimes feel like we need to go along with the crowd? Why should we feel that tension … even when the crowd or majority is clearly in the wrong?
Let’s face it. Mob mentality is powerful. Each of us wants to be liked and accepted and it is difficult to be the only person who is willing to take an unpopular position when everyone else seems to agree. Yet, as Moses is literally “laying down the law,” God clearly communicates that it is wrong to follow a crowd in wrongdoing or in perverting justice.
Sometimes you just have to be your own “crowd.” If the opinion of the masses is wrong, then (in reality) they are the minority. God, plus you, always makes a majority.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – Max Lucado