Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But Jesus cried aloud, "He who believes in me, believes not so much in me, as in Him who sent me;
"Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives Him who sent me.
"But the King will answer them, "'In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you rendered such services to one of the humblest of these my brethren, you rendered them to myself.'
"Whoever for my sake receives one such young child as this, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not so much me as Him who sent me."
and said to them, "Whoever for my sake receives this little child, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives Him who sent me. For the lowliest among you all--he is the greatest."
"He who listens to you listens to me; and he who disregards you disregards me, and he who disregards me disregards Him who sent me."
and yet the bodily infirmity which was such a trial to you, you did not regard with contempt or loathing, but you received me as if I had been an angel of God or Christ Jesus Himself!
As therefore you have received the Christ, even Jesus our Lord, live and act in vital union with Him;
1 Thessalonians 4:8
Therefore a defiant spirit in such a case provokes not man but God, who puts His Holy Spirit into your hearts.