Ancient warfare involved close range weapons, but soon archers were employed to do long-distance warfare.
Youth are the long-range weapon of the church. If we want to make the most dynamic impact on both the present and the future, we will invest in the potential of our youth.
Nebuchadnezzar wanted the youth of Jerusalem. Daniel 1:3 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring [certain] of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes;
4 Children in whom [was] no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as [had] ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
The king of Babylon had interest in the youth because he knew the value of youth with a mission.
If we don’t reach them, there is a king who will pursue them.