11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: 12 “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. 13 But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14 And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken.” – Isaiah 8:11-15
As God’s people we are supposed to be different. We will not tend to agree with the mainstream opinion or go along with the flow if we are listening to God and agreeing with His view. God doesn’t take polls and side with the majority. He even warns us that not many will choose to go down the path of His righteousness. We shouldn’t be surprised then, when we find ourselves walking with a small band of fellow disciples traveling down this road. Don’t fear what others fear and don’t fall into their way of thinking. Follow the Lord and fear Him only.