Paul the Apostle has an interesting observation in Romans 10:15: “And how can they preach unless they are sent?” The unreached do not have a chance at hearing the gospel if there are not people on the home front funding and praying for those that are going. It is like asking the question, “which is more important – the rescuer who goes down into the well to save a life or the man at the top holding the rope?” You can’t have one without the other.
There was a principle in Israelite warfare found in 1 Sam. 30:24-25, “The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike.” Why? Because they are equally important in God’s army.
As Christians, we should use our free time differently, keeping in mind a global perspective…we should spend our finances wisely, freeing up more money for the global expansion of God’s Kingdom.