Luke 17:7-10 – Expectations of a Servant

Luke 17:7-10
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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?
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?
9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
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.

-Never make the mistake of feeling like you are entitled to blessings and mercy since the only acceptable standard is Jesus Christ Himself.  Every day that you fall short of that high mark, you should ask forgiveness on the basis of God’s mercy and redemptive work.  If a day comes where you do manage to walk just as Jesus walked, on that day say, “Don’t thank me, I did only what was expected of me.”  It may not result in the earthly glory that some of us desire, but “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”. (Matthew 5:5)

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