Sunday, September 25, 2011

Luke 17:9

"Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. NKJV
At work we are paid to do our job. As part of our job, if the manager tells us to go clean the toilets, chances are we'll clean the toilets or not get paid. When we have cleaned the toilets, chances are the manager isn't going to shower us with praise for doing exactly what we are payed to do.

If the manger does? Great! But if we were to expect it, if we were to take some great offense or make an issue of it when the manager does not thank us, chances are we would be out of a job.

At our job we are paid for services rendered.

A bond servant is not payed. They are to be cared for, but the master is sole owner of the servant's entire life. There is no gratitude which must be given for that which is nothing more than duty.

Should God thank us for following the commandments given? Is there any way by which we simple men could go "above and beyond the call of duty"?

He blesses us more than we can ever know, and more than we could ever deserve.

We are to obey His callings and commands, and although it might be hard we should take joy in working for Him.

I want to thank God when I complete a task and there is no glory or praise in it, when I would have prefer not to do it.

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.

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