“Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. … Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.” 1 Timothy 4:12, 16.
The Lord calls upon our youth to labor as canvassers and evangelists, to do house-to-house work in places that have not yet heard the truth. He speaks to our young men, saying, “Ye are not your own. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Those who will go forth to the work under God’s direction will be wonderfully blessed. Those who in this life do their best will obtain a fitness for the future immortal life. …
Christ calls for young men who will volunteer to carry the truth to the world. Men of spiritual stamina are wanted, men who are able to find work close at hand, because they are looking for it. The church needs new men to give energy to the ranks, men for the times, able to cope with its errors, men who will inspire with fresh zeal the flagging efforts of the few laborers, men whose hearts are warm with Christian love, and whose hands are eager to go about their Master’s work. –The Colporteur Ministry, p. 19.
Questions to think about:
If I am a young person – do I use my knowledge, my energy and my abilities to help in the church and the Lord’s field?
Do I help the young people in the church to develop spiritually?
The church needs energetic people. Are you one of them?