II Timothy 2:6

The First Partaker

The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

I do not believe this means that the preacher must be paid before anything else can be done.

It seems more to me to teach that the pastor must first know what is truth and where he wants to go before he can lead anybody else.

It is true that the teacher always gets more out of his lessons than those that listen. The teacher has to know more than the students in order to teach them correctly. He has to be able to see further down the course of knowledge so he will be able to direct in the little things that make such a big difference latter.