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?