Daniel 3 verses 4-7 says:
4Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, 5 that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; 6 and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”
7 So at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, harp, and lyre, in symphony with all kinds of music, all the people, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the gold image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
These were the instructions of king Nebuchadnezzar to the people concerning the gold image he had made. There would be a cue (music) to bow and worship the image and there was the threat of a negative consequence if one didn’t bow to the image, so when the music started everyone fell down and worshiped the image.
This description reminds me of why we do some of what we do in our society. We respond to certain cultural cues and there are culturally negative consequences that act as pressures to do certain things and those two things can have us doing some things are not healthy.
Lets be sure we’re doing what we do because it’s right and healthy, not because of cultural cues and pressures.
Be careful of cultural cues and pressures.