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 KJV
Jesus teaches about the expectations of being a servant. I suspect most will not like what He says. He uses the story of a servant working all day; he has plowed the fields and fed the cattle. At the end of the day, when he returns to his master’s house, should he expect any special reward? Should he expect to prop up his feet and relax while his master prepares his meal and feeds him? No. It is expected he will prepare the meal and continue to serve his master. Even then he deserves no special reward because he has only done what was expected of him. This understanding of being a servant is much needed by Christians today. We expect much but most do not rise to the level of being unprofitable.
Lord, the honor is in being Your servant. Help me to understand this even further than I presently do. Serving You day after day, month after month, year after year is the least I can do. When I have done so, I am still unprofitable, I have still not earned Your favor, and the privilege of serving You is still more than I deserve.