Summary: Wrong does not become right just because everybody is doing it! Are you listening? Friend, I often hear this slogan: “I am doing it because everybody is doing it.”
Everybody is doing it!
Exodus 23:2”Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd”
Wrong does not become right just because everybody is doing it! Are you listening? Friend, I often hear this slogan: “I am doing it because everybody is doing it.” This message comes with a caveat, not to tread the dangerous path that others dare to tread! I met a call-center employee, who said: “there are many who take loans from the company and leave the organization without repaying the loan; though a court case is filed against them; yet the procedure takes a long time. Some pay back in installments but many do not repay the loan.” When I questioned her about their callous behavior, she retorted back at me saying, ‘so what?’ How many feel guilty and thoroughly bad, when I write about pirated soft wares and illegal music sharing? Very, very few! Illegal copying of soft wares continues to flourish. Who would want to shell out thousands of rupees to buy soft wares, when they can just get it free in a jiffy? Tell me? Someone tells me, “when politicians are minting millions of rupees, why do you harp on us for this petty theft?” Nevertheless, it is a theft, even if everybody is doing it! Are you listening? We have forgotten to even spell the word INTEGRITY!
There are celebrities, movies stars and many others, who dodge the tax officials and refrain from paying the honest amount. They say: everybody is doing it! When it comes to bribe, can businessmen say, “ I am absolutely honest in my dealings? They excuse themselves saying, ”everybody is doing it!” Today if a married man is seen with a woman who is not his wife in some odd place, there are no raised eyebrows; because everybody is doing it. If someone is riding his bike in a one-way route, nobody rebukes him for it, because everybody is doing it. Friend, hear me out today, dare not to go where everybody is going! Young people! I write this with tears! Discipline your life!
Living in sin will blind you to true reality, and cause you to start believing a lie. Fear of lifestyle change has blinded people into believing a false reality? They feel, “since everybody is doing it, I am not wrong or wicked.”
Jesus categorically tells us: I am the way! Isaiah 55: 8: “Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. The ways of the world are not our ways. We need to live differently and we need to be unique. When the devil took Jesus to an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory and he whispered to Jesus, “worship me, I will give you all this.” Guess what Jesus did? He said ” Away with you, Satan!” Do we have the grit and power like Jesus to look at the devil when he comes to tempt and allure us with the choicest and best goodies and say, ‘away with you, Satan?’