Funny how some things never change:
At this their anger boiled, and they began shouting, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” A crowd began to gather, and soon the city was filled with confusion. … Inside, the people were all shouting, some one thing and some another. Everything was in confusion. In fact, most of them didn’t even know why they were there. (Acts 19:28-34, NLT)
Remind you of anything going on today?
A mob mentality robs people of their better judgment and logical thinking. Some of these people didn’t even know why they were there. There are no solutions, just a bunch of slogans and confusion. It leads nowhere.
As a leader, when you feel pulled into this kind of mob mentality, be careful to stop and think and pray. Be careful to “not join a crowd that intends to do evil” (Exodus 23:2). Decide to obey God, not the mob.
By the way, Dave Ramsey wrote a very thought-provoking article HERE. I’m not saying I agree with everything Dave says (and I’m not saying I don’t), but it’s definitely worth the read.
What do you think?