Mark 10:29-30

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  1. ktn4eg

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    In Mark 10:29-30 [KJV], Jesus tells His disciples that if a man leaves (among other things) his wife and children for His sake and the gospel's sake, that man will be rewarded "an hundredfold now in this life...and in the world to come eternal life."

    I'm trying to figure out under what circumstances in this life a man might be called upon to leave his wife and children for Jesus's sake and the gospel's sake--and be rewarded "an hundredfold" for doing so.

    Can someone explain this statement made by Jesus?
     
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    A man may be called into a part of the world where his family cannot or will not go, but he has to go anyway because God is calling him.

    His fruit will be people who become christians. They will love him and will be his family. He will be their father in Christ.

    1 Corinthians 4:15 ESV
    For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
     
  3. Jerome

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    Dictionary of National Biography, s.v. BOWES, ELIZABETH (1502 -1568), disciple of John Knox

    After she succeeded in marrying off her daughter Marjory to the man of God,

     
  4. John of Japan

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    Charles Weigle told his wife that God had called him to be an evangelist. She told him she wanted the high life, so he had to choose between her and God. He chose God and became a much used evangelist. She left him for the party life, and he never divorced her and never married another.

    Later he based at Tennessee Temple College where my sister was a student at the time and got to know him. He was a gentle, godly man, used of God in a special way because of his willingness to leave all to follow Christ. Sometime after his wife left him he wrote from the depths of his heart the song, "No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus."
     
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    Concerning the hundredfold, that is the children in Christ as has been already said. I believe it is also the company of those who have done the same. Any time I meet another missionary we are immediately close brothers because of our shared experience in leaving the homeland, family, friends, job and sometimes property to go wherever Christ leads.
     

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