God went there. God wanted his people to be better than most. Not only did they need obey normal laws, but, he expected them to treat people with respect and dignity. God called his people not to make false witness, to join in the crowd attacks and group think. God expected his people to assist those in need, whether they were likable or not. His point is—God’s people help because it is the right thing to do, not because the ones in need are likable. In addition, God’s people must not intentionally hurt others just because they can.
Nothing’s changed. In the current culture, people are still evil be nature. Without breaking laws, they can set out to ruin or injure people with lies, rumors and innuendo. In addition, people can simply not intervene and allow circumstances to take their toll. But, God calls us to remain different. We are to help those that are in need, whether we like them or not. In the midst of that, we are to not join the crowd in attacking or destroying others. We are to be the safe haven for all. We are to be the ones that draw men to Jesus—not push them away. It is simple, Love your neighbor as you Love yourself…
God Bless You
“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.
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, 3 and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit.
4 “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it. 5 If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.
6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits. 7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.
8 “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.
9 “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.