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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo




*Scripture Treasure.*

Luke 17: 7-10

v7.*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?*

v8 *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?*

v9 *Doth, he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.*

v10 *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.*

*Insight and Highlight.*

Prov 18:14 *The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?*

If a servant has done well, do quickly to commend him..

*Scripture Commentaries.*

Today, we continue as we look at the parable of the unprofitable servant from the viewpoint of the master-servant relationship.

Yesterday, we looked at the master-servant relationship. The master is urged to adequately reward his employee(s).

Today, we will look further at the master-servant relationship, admonishing that every master must see his worker as a contributor to his affluence.

As we have seen in this parable, the principal and fundamental lesson is that we can not lay claim to having rendered any service that will "bind" God to show us favor.

Only God is independent and dwells in perfect existence.

This parable is not for any master to make his worker miserable.

To see this parable this way is to see the worker as a failure even before he saw himself as one.

Any master with this mindset would see a worker who had done what is commanded of him as having not done anything, thereby as one who is not for profit.

Many people do not see those who are serving God as serious minded or economically purposeful people.

No master should see himself as the rich fool who attributed his wealth to himself.

Every of his words pointed to himself.

Luke 12: 18-19 *And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.*

*And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.*

Remember, some people are part of your success.

You are not made a master to lead as you like. Only God does as He likes.

*Remorse corner.*

We are interdependent. Make your followers and workers deserving of due commendation.

*Call to Word action.*

Master-worker encouragement will motivate while discouragement will dampen spirits.

Proverbs 17:23 *A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.*

*The Christian clarion duty.*

What you have become today is because of someone's participation and cooperation for hard work.


Lord, help me to lift the spirit of others.

Make me a source of encouragement. Do not let me make anyone's life or service worthless or unprofitable, in Jesus name.

Good morning all, and have a blessed day today.

God bless you.

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