Fulfill Your Duties

“So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'”

(Luke 17:10)

God wants us to fulfill our duties to Him and others without expecting anything in return, not even a simple, “Thank you!” Jesus gave His disciples the following example:

“Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’” (Luke 17:7-10)

Like servants, who do as they’re told because they’re supposed to, we’re to serve God and others without expecting something in return. Many people struggle with this because they’re driven by the acknowledgment and praise that they get from others. But true servitude is determined by whether we’re willing to fulfill our duties, even when we don’t necessarily receive recognition for the work that we do.

A true servant fulfills their obligations without expecting anything in return.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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