Jude 22: And of some have compassion, making a difference.
Definition of compassion: A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
In Matthew 9:36, the Bible reads of Jesus being compassionate for the multitudes: When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
Have we as Christ’s followers lost our ability to feel for those who don’t know our Savior? Following Christ’s character will motivate us to reach out and make a difference. There are those who may ask, Can I really make a difference in someone’s life? Ask any born again believer and I’m sure they will tell you of one or more people who made a difference in their life and pointed them to the Savior.
It is important to make a difference! It’s important to THE LOST WHO NEED A SAVIOR.
It’s important to THE LOCAL CHURCH. It’s important to THE GLORY OF GOD.
It’s IMPRESSIVE because when we get involved in making a difference this is what happens: the lost are saved; lives are changed; the church grows and God is glorified!
Will you have compassion and make a difference?