And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach
Reflection: A Bible teacher explained that Jesus selected twelve and "appointed" them to spend time with them so that they would be prepared and it consists of two separate aspects. The first is that He would "be with" them. The second is that He "could send them out to preach." There is an initial time they spent with Him and then He commissioned them to go to deliver the message of the Gospel.
Application: How important it is for us to seek to spend time daily in prayer and Bible study seeking the Lord and then going out to share the incredible message of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
New American Standard Bible : 1995 Update (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995), Mk 3:14.