“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside many to pervert justice.” -Exodus 23:2
Long before psychologists came up with the term, “groupthink,”God was already warning His people of the dangers of following the crowd into doing evil or deviating justice.
It’s not easy to be the only one of your friends NOT gossiping or participating in cyber-bullying. In a society still permeated with discrimination, racial tensions, and disdain for those living in poverty, it’s tempting to just sit by in silence as the public screams to isolate, deport, and even kill certain people.
All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. Sitting silently and watching someone put someone else down – in words or actions, can make you an accomplice, and just as much responsible as the person doing the bullying.
Consider your life today – are there areas where you see evil and are sitting by passively? What can you do about it?