majority is not right all the time

Does majority always win?

Is majority right all the time?

2 Chronicles 25

Amaziah wanted to partner with the king of Israel by paying money 100 shekels of silver to help him with wars.  He thought he would win the war with more people in his army.  But he had forgotten the Lord, the fountain of life as told by Jeremiah in 2:13 to a future generation,  “..for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”

But Israel’s king had already rejected the Lord.  So the Lord sent a prophet to warn him not to use his army in the war against the enemies.

Indeed, he listened to the prophet and the Lord give him victory.

So, we prove again that the Lord desired His king to have no partnership with anyone that would not obey Him, making ‘his obedient king’ a minority again.  But the Lord gave him victory in the war without the help from Israel’s hired men.

Conclusion:

So, for a believer (a citizen of God’s invisible kingdom by faith in Christ Jesus who is here on this earth ‘temporarily’ for His purpose and mission), it is certainly not true.  Apostle Paul knew this fact very well and therefore he was not ashamed to say, “not from men nor through man” in Galatians 1:1.

In the history of the nation Israel, after Saul and Samuel, the majority of the people went after idols and gods of other or neighboring nations in following their kings, even though the Lord warned them against it through his prophets.  Surely, the prophets of old were a big minority preaching purity, yet the Lord was with them.

For the God of the Bible is neither elected by a majority vote, nor does he side with majority just for the sake of it all the time (of course, unless they are doing it for a right cause in His time, in His way).  He was, He is, and He will be the uncaused cause, uncreated creator, unappointed Judge, the Great Shepherd of the lost, the only Gate and Shepherd of the innocent sheep, unpaid provider for the needy, all by his own virtue forever.

In their fight against slavery, the freedom fighters were mostly a small number  (for a detailed account of slavery, please refer this article on Wikipedia.  By the way, this is a great article to start with if you are doing a research on the subject.)

)We will be like ‘broken pots that cannot hold water,’ if we are always akin to ‘side with the majority.’  Of what use is a pot if it cannot hold water anymore?

As some man of God said it so clearly, “one man with God is a greater majority.”