Honour the Son, you honour the Father

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 “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.” – Mark 9:37

Here is the story of Jesus turning the rich young ruler away because he was not willing to leave his wealth to follow Jesus.

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven … The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked.

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”

Then Peter said to him, “We’ve given up everything to follow you. What will we get?”

… And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.

God’s goal is that His Son’s name be exalted and honoured among all the peoples of the world.  For when the Son is honoured, the Father is honoured.

“that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:10-11

Therefore, God-centred missions exists for the sake of the name of Jesus.

He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him

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