Do we serve God because we are looking for a reward?
Did you know serving God is our duty, our obligation?
In the book of Luke, chapter 17, verses 7 through 10; Jesus told this parable:
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?
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.
Jesus is explaining here that the servant usually serves his lord, even if he has been in the field working
The servant generally has his own quarters and eats at his own table or else waits until the family is finished and then he eats
The duty of the servant is to serve his lord
We Christians are really servants of the Lord
We must serve Him as long as He desires
We cannot quit a job because it gets hard, but we must work until the Lord says it is enough and releases us from that job
We workers for the Lord do not have to be thanked, either. It is our obligation to do the job the Lord has given us
“Unprofitable servants”: I.e., not worthy of any special honor.
We don’t need applause for every little job we do
Our reward will come when our Lord says, “Well done thy good and faithful servant”
We do not need or deserve the praise of the world for doing our job
The point of this parable was that a slave, or servant, should expect no special reward for doing what was his duty in the first place
Those who obey are not to think their obedience is meritorious
In my conclusion, ask yourself; do you possess the mentality you’ve served enough and now it’s your turn to be served?
Inspired by Laraine Turner and Discover Revelation
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