Genesis 14:14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
Lot has been taken captive. Someone comes and tells Abram. Abrahm immediately gets out the weapons and arms his TRAINED servants, that were born in his house, there are 318 of them and he goes and rescues Lot.
Because I believe that every pastor and missionary should be a church planting, disciple making, leader trainer I have loved this verse for years. I believe every Christian should be training or trained. So let me make some basic application.
My first question is how many of us have been trained or discipled?
My second question is how many pastors and missionaries are busy training their people?
How many of us are ready to do the work that God has for us and the ministries that we lead?
Could we strike out right now to start another church? Could we start another ministry? I understand a lack of money much more than I understand a lack of trained servants!
God has given each of us precious people that can be trained. Are we training?
I ask those that are members and not called to full time ministry, are you training or being trained? Are you making yourself available to be trained? Do you consider being prepared to do something in the service of our King worthy of your time?
Vision, I thank God that He is allowing us to train up and send out so many. I ask God for more people that would be born in our house, come and become a part of our house, and then go out to do the work of God.
There are churches to start around the USA and around the world. There are so many ministries that are in desperate need of workers. Pray with me that God will allow us to do more and more to get the gospel out!