Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Luke - Unprofitable servant

Luke 17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
Luke 17:8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

A servant is to do the masters will. We are servants of the Master; is it not expected that we will do what he commands?

Luke 17:9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

Why must we be thanked for doing what is expected and required? Talking in context; forgiveness and trusting in God for all Spiritual needs. Another area we are to serve in is under a working situation. We must obey the boss, not complaining or demanding of him, but obeying and doing what is required without being told over and over, or expecting to be treated in a special way.

Luke 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

unprofitable, achreios, useless, good for nothing. Better to be humble. In Spanish a servant will say "de nada," when thanked for serving. Of nothing, it is nothing.

Thank you Lord for choosing us to serve you. We are to do your commands. First we accept Jesus as Lord then we do his commands. His commands are to love, to put off the old man and walk in the new Spirit filled life he has provided, in which to serve him and others. We are never to expect praise for what we do. We are unprofitable servants.

1 Cor 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
1 Cor 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
1 Cor 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
1 Cor 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
1 Cor 9:20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
1 Cor 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
1 Cor 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
1 Cor 9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

1 comment:

spacecowboy123 said...

To serve or be served...Many want the "service" of men's praise; but few prefer to serve when it is not given by same. But God knows...."For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints." - Hebrews 6:10

What is the mind of the good servant? To do his master's will and to take pleasure in doing that.

7 With good will render  service, as  to the Lord, and not to men, 8 knowing  that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether  slave or free. Eph. 6:7,8

How much more our service to the one who calls us friend.

Good thoughts as always Super..............................................space.