Why Does The Scripture Say That We Are Good-For-Nothing Slaves?

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Luke 17:10

10 In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, ‘We are good-for-nothing slaves; we’ve only done our duty.’”

Why did Jesus seem to say that we should have the mentality of being an unworthy slave when doing God’s will?

Jesus is not saying that we should look down on ourselves as being worthless. What He is saying is that we should have an attitude of humility. We are truly unworthy of Jesus’ love through His death and resurrection. He didn’t have to die but His love for us compelled Him to do it.

Jesus wants us to always have a mind of humility so that we would not drift away from Him. Pride shoves dependency on Jesus away and puts it on us.

Those who humble themselves, Jesus exalts.

1 Peter 5:5-6

5 In the same way, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because

God resists the proud
but gives grace to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time

James 4:6

6 But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

The word grace in Greek refers to receiving God’s favor.

Let us always exalt Christ by obeying Him through His Word

The verse above came to my mind today with its own explanation. I believe that the Lord gave it to me to share it. May it bless you as it did me.

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