|Luke 10:1-8 |
1 Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place where he himself would come.
2 Then said he to them, "The harvest is truly great, but the laborers are few; pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he would send out laborers into his harvest.1
3 Go your way. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor shoes; and greet no man on the way.
5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this household.'
6 And if a man of peace is there, your peace will rest upon it; if not, it shall return to you again.
7 Remain in the same house, eating and drinking those things which they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his hire.2 Do not go from house to house.
8 And into whatever city you enter, where they welcome you, eat whatever they set before you.
2 Notice! Jesus said, Remain in the same house, eating and drinking those things which they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Their wages were what they were voluntarily given, not what they requested, not what they begged, not a contribution, not a pledge, not a tithe — only what they were given, that was to be the wages of their hire. Freely you have received, freely give. Mat 10:8. Peter, Jesus, Paul, and Jude forbid preachers to solicit money, and sudden disaster overcomes any who do.