And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What evil is this that has taken place among you? 13 Now therefore give up the men, the worthless fellows in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and purge evil from Israel.” But the Benjaminites would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the people of Israel. 14 Then the people of Benjamin came together out of the cities to Gibeah to go out to battle against the people of Israel.
Benjamin was more concerned with protecting their own than justice. Seek what is right, don’t worry about “who’s team” anyone is on. We make ourselves look wicked when we defend someone simply because they are “one of us.” We should hold our own “tribe” to an even higher standard and not allow even the hint of evil among us so that we are not put in the position to be defending someone who is in the wrong. Jesus is the judge, we don’t get to “slide” because we’re his.