How often have you heard people say their motivation to take a certain action is to “Make a Difference”. Often Christian ministry is couched in these terms; that the ministry exists to “Make a Difference” in the lives of certain people
Does the Bible use this expression? Or does the Lord at anytime admonish His people to “Go into all the world to make a difference”
The Bible speaks of man’s reconciliation with his creator and Jesus says in His Great Commission to “Go into all the world to make disciples” (Matthew 28:18-20). The entirety of Scripture emphasizes man’s relationship with the true and living God and that our goal and opportunity in life is to know Him personally. Jesus calls this eternal life: “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).
The Christian’s motivation is to honor the Son and thereby honor the Father (John 5:23). By virtue of this honoring of the Son souls in the world hear the Gospel and learn about the Lord.
Finally, Jesus says that as Christians we are to “bear much fruit” and thereby bring glory to the Lord (John 15:8).
Instead of “making a difference in the world” our charge is to preach the Gospel to souls around the world, make them disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to the end that they know the true and living God. Evidence of this is the soul bearing fruit of the Holy Spirit. All of this for our great God and Savior’s glory.