Making A Difference


Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:

1. What’s the difference?

If you going to make a difference then what difference are you going to make?

Salvation should be first…

If we truly have compassion, our heart should be to a world that simply does not know of what is coming down the road. We should be warning of a hell to come or a heaven to gain! Think of it this way…

If a car is driving down the road and the bridge is out…

Would you be embarrassed to tell him?
Would you say that you are unqualified to hold the sign because you’re not a bridge engineer..
So I don’t know how to properly tell him…
Would you think that it would be better to entertain him by holding a sign dressed as a clown
or have loud music blaring to keep him amused?
OR would you.. With compassion, not wanting this guy to drive off the cliff,
make a difference in his life by warning him THE BRIDGE IS OUT!

Note: You cannot choose whether or not he keeps driving… but you can warn him.

Next if you are going to make a difference, be a mentor.

HELP someone be a better person, husband, wife, kid, employer, employee

It takes compassion… it takes TIME.

2. Sometimes making a difference requires ACTION

Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Fear what?    

There are those who have never been taught to fear the Lord.

Psalm 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalm 9:16-17 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

Sometimes to make a difference requires getting involved, getting in the car and hitting the brake.
Then walk them to the edge… Show.. Them.. What.. They.. Were.. Saved.. From..

Saving others with fear… still takes compassion.

Ephesians 4:14-15 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: