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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Unprofitable?

I may work hard, indeed I may strive to the last dregs of the strength that is left in me. Blood, sweat, and tears may cover the path of my occupation. No, He never promised it would be easy.... but He did promise joy - though under a condition.

Am I working for reward? 


When the day is over and the work is done, do I ask what I shall get in return? Do I expect something back for my labor? Is it heaven I am striving for - a world of peace, a mansion in paradise?

Or do I work because it is my duty to do? Simply because that's what love does? Can I say - "Lord blot me from your book, only that my friend may live to see the glory of your love"?

When all is over and past will I meet my Savior to say, "Lord, Lord, have not I prophesied and done all these wonderful works in your name?" or will the thread of my life speak a different story --

"I am an unprofitable servant, I have done that which it was my duty to do. I have nothing, I am nothing, I deserve nothing in return..."
"Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which were commanded you, say, we are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do." Luke 17:9-10

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