Theme: COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE YE SEPARATE
Text: “Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil….” – Exodus 23:2.
Comment: With the emergence of numerous associations for men and women, non-governmental organizations, clubs and political parties whose goals and objectives are varied and sometimes questionable, the tendency for the individual in such groups to lose his individuality, identification and values to follow “mass” opinion is high. The crowd is a mob that, more often than not, has no genuine direction toward worthwhile objectives. Many people follow the multitude or the masses in order to be in the bandwagon or be acceptable to the group even though such opinion of the crowd is not always right. Submitting to worldly or carnal influences as to partake in evil practices is an indication of weakness in faith and character. To the people of God, the word of God is a lamp to their feet. (Psalm 119:105) King Solomon warns, “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path.” – Proverbs 1:10-15.