John 17:6-8 (KJV)
I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
Next Jesus asks God to preserve the ones that were given to him. The men that he had called to follow him during his three year ministry, the men Jesus would invest most of his life in. Training them in the ways of God and teaching them the gospel so they could continue after he had returned to the father.
Today can mature Christians follow the same example? Teaching a select few believers instead of the masses, sharing the wisdom that God has given them. So these individuals can go out and do the same thing in the future. By each of us investing our time wisely a new generation of believers they will be grounded in their faith and they will continue the process.
Dear lord: Place young Christians in our path so that we will opportunities to share the wisdom and knowledge that has come from you. So the church, the bride of Christ, will continue to grow and be pure for Jesus’ return.
In Jesus Name I pray amen.