“In this letter (Jude) the writer reminds Christian leaders that they should help support those who go to other parts of the world to tell others about the Lord.” CEV Bible Notes
Jude 1:8, “We must support people like them, so that we can take part in what they are doing to spread the truth.” CEV
The missions team from Guatemala returns today. I wish I could have gone with them. Even so, I can take part of what they accomplished because we helped send them. I will receive a reward for my teeny, tiny part.
In 1 Samuel 30, King David was returning from a triumphant victory with a lot of spoils. The battle stretched over days, and some of the soldiers did not fight in the final day. They stayed with the stuff and guarded it, (see 1 Samuel 30:1-25).
The soldiers who fought the final day wanted to keep the spoils to themselves. But, in verse 24, David said the spoils would be divided equally among all of them. He made it a law in verse 25.
The day the missions team left, the E3 Center, which houses the youth ministry and “Cradle of Hope,” caught fire. Satan tried to steal the stuff at home while the some of the soldiers were away.
But a few leaders and the youth band members who remained behind were practicing at that time. They stayed with the stuff and kept doing the work God assigned them. A neighbor let them know about the fire and the damage was kept to a minimum.
In fact, the building has been cleaned and they will have the youth service there tonight!
Don’t discredit yourself because you are one God has assigned to stay with the stuff. Your job is important. When you give so others can go, you get credit for a part of their work.