There is a popular saying that goes like this; “The voice of the people is the voice of God.” Is it really true?

1 Samuel 8:19-20 reads, “Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.”

All the nations around Israel had a king, and Israel wanted to be like any other nation because they wanted to conform. Samuel, the Prophet, a lone voice among them dissented but the voice of the majority overruled him. How could so many people be wrong and one man right? Well, they were wrong!

Many times, we fail to go by our convictions, especially when we are overruled by a majority. The majority can pressurize you to marry someone when you know in your heart the decision is wrong. The majority can make you sign a bad contract when you know it is not right. Your friends can make you turn your back against Jesus when you know turning to Him is the right decision.

The voice of the people is not necessarily the best decision. Be led by the Spirit and the Word!

Kakra Baiden