We are unprofitable servants

It is true that we are important for God, but another very certain thing is that we must understand our position as a useless servant, we can not have the mentality that what we have things because we deserve it, but that all that God allows us to have is pure grace. There are some words that the book of Psalms says about how great God is and how tiny we are and yet the Most High visits us:

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Job 8:4

A great example of how God being so great can be interested in us is to think that an elephant is friend of an ant, certainly the ant is almost invisible compared to an elephant and it seems crazy to think of a friendship like that, however, of the same way, God being so great, being so powerful and holy has chosen us and has decided to put His gaze on us.

Now dear brothers, let us imagine that we are like an ant before God, this means that the whole scenario is for God, that all the glory is for Him and not for us.

Jesus spoke to His disciples saying those things they could do if they had faith, but later He reminded them that glory is only for God:

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.

Luke 17:9-10

My brothers, let us not believe that doing the work of God, such as evangelizing, going to the temple early, etc. they make us be the main character, but when we do all that we only have to say: What I should have done, I am useless servant.

All glory, honor and majesty be given to God and not to ourselves.

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Answer me soon, oh Lord

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4 comments on “We are unprofitable servants

  1. We are unprofitable servants
    Nowadays few people feel they are servants: they all are free people. But in the kingdom of God it is a privilege to be considered a servant of God. This is something excellent that deserves the praise of the Lord: to fulfil well our duties, whether they are many or few.
    We wanted to hear from the Lord:
    “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.”.
    (Matthew 25:23)

    For a Christian person it is nice to feel that one is a servant of his Lord, without looking for any acknowledgment; only that the Lord may be pleased with one.
    We can serve our Lord in order to use gifts the Lord has given us to use. We are useless servants if left by the Lord. So Jesus said that we are useless servants that do not deserve nothing, given that we have done only our duties as servants of the Lord. However, the Lord will reward our good services to those the Lord commands us to serve.The Lord said: “I will make you ruler over many things, enter into the joy of your Lord”.

    The servants of this world are not considered special people, for they fulfill their duties towards their master, so Jesus said:

    “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.” Luke 17:10

    We must pray that the Lord may lead us to make good use of the gifts he has given us for his glory, since we are useless servants that may do only what we are commanded to do: serving the Lord when we help poor people or even the least of saints, people who fear Him—and so we do as we obey Him. “….Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me”. (Matthew 25:40)

    May we fulfil that work the Lord commands us to do, in order to be unprofitable servants, lead by his power. Amen.

  2. Heavenly Father I Will Be A Faithful Servant..Let Me Be A Blessing To Others As You Have Been A Blessing To Me..I Praise You God With The Highest Praise…Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Thank You Father!! Amen! Amen!

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