Deuteronomy 1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
God placed this men in places of leadership. They had to be careful not to look at a man and let that determine their decision. They had to do right no matter who. They knew that they were representing truth.
It is wrong to stand even with your family. You must stand with truth. You must do right. Making right decisions is hard.