devotional post #2017
Luk 17:7 “Would any one of you say to your slave who comes in from the field after plowing or shepherding sheep, ‘Come at once and sit down for a meal’?
Luk 17:8 Won’t the master instead say to him, ‘Get my dinner ready, and make yourself ready to serve me while I eat and drink. Then you will be allowed to eat and drink’?
Luk 17:9 He won’t be thanking the slave because he did what he was told, will he?
Luk 17:10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are slaves undeserving of special attention; we have only done what was our duty.'”
special attention saints
It is popular in some religious circles to encourage believers to exercise their faith to improve their standing, their health, or their bank accounts. From today’s text, I do not think Jesus would have encouraged that kind of thinking. The primary beneficiary of the kingdom is the king. It is his glory that matters most. Living like a kingdom citizen does not mean drawing attention to ourselves, but to him. Even if we do what we are told to do, we should not expect fanfare. It is enough that our master is pleased.
LORD, give us the wisdom to seek your will.