New Defender's Study Bible Notes
7 taking nothing. The traveling evangelists and Bible teachers recommended by John to the various churches were evidently called of God to such a ministry, depending on God and God’s people to supply their physical needs. They set a good example for modern preachers, too many of whom plead for money from saved and unsaved alike, thereby giving the cause of Christ a bad name. To maintain the integrity of His Name (meaning all He is and all He represents), Christian leaders today likewise should trust God and His people alone to supply their needs.