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.

Verse by Verse through Revelation (18:6-10)

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6 Pay her back the way she also paid, and double it according to her works. In the cup in which she mixed, mix a double portion for her.

The phrase “Pay her back the way she also paid” refers to justice for the murder of believers and the deception of people in making them believe that they were worshiping the true Living God but in retrospect were worshiping a false god. God’s judgment will pursue those who participated in Satan’s work with double the punishment.


7 As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, give her that much torment and grief, for she says in her heart, “I sit as a queen; I am not a widow, and I will never see grief.”

This false church lived off of the peoples’ donations and established with it multiple side businesses which supposedly were for God’s work but ended up in their pockets and exalted itself above all others, falsely asserting that judgment will never come to it. She is sadly mistaken. Judgment will come.


8 For this reason her plagues will come in one day—death and grief and famine. She will be burned up with fire, because the Lord God who judges her is mighty.

The phrase “For this reason her plagues will come in one day” means that once God is ready to bring judgment upon the false church. It will come quickly without warning.

The phrase “She will be burned up with fire” gives the idea that just as fire destroys everything completely, the Lord God will wipe it out from the face of the whole earth.


9 The kings of the earth who have committed sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning.

Sexual immorality is in reference to spiritual decay. Anyone who is directed to leave Jesus Christ for a false Jesus will commit spiritual adultery.

The phrase “lived luxuriously” means that money played a big role in the motivation of deceiving the people.

Anyone who seeks a Jesus other than the Jesus of Holy Scripture without question will end up in the Lake of Fire for all eternity.


10 They will stand far off in fear of her torment, saying: Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the mighty city! For in a single hour your judgment has come.

The world will witness the destruction of this false religion.

Babylon is not to be taken as a real place but as a spiritual symbol. The reason for this is because of her description and the role she has played in history. Also, for one to commit sexual immorality, one has to be close to the truth or in the truth and then abandon the true God for a false one. That would narrow it down to a church that claims to be Christian but denies Jesus through their practices.


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Testimony: God Provides

crazy bread

Every Friday is an exciting one because it is pizza night. Friday after work I take a drive to Little Caesars and order two, 5 meat feast, take it home and as a family devour it…lol 

Today, when I went to get the pizza, God revealed Himself to me in such a way that it was undeniable. You see, I never order crazy bread but today, after ordering the two pizzas I sat down which the wait was to be 12 minutes or so. While I was waiting, in my mind I was contemplating if I should order the crazy bread. For whatever reason, I had a desire for the bread so for about 2 minutes I was debating if I should ask the guy to toss in a bag of that yummy crazy bread and pay an extra $3.50. Back and forth I went, talking to myself until I just gave up and forgot about it.

Meanwhile, a guy comes in to buy a pizza but the little caesars credit card machine freezes up on him after he inserted his card and doesn’t allow him to purchase one. The customer started to stare at the person behind the counter as if seeking for a solution but the Caesars’ employee said, “there’s nothing I can do to help you, do you have another means of purchasing it? The customer replied, “no” the little caesars’ employee replied, “is not like I can give you free food, I need money, sorry man, can’t help you” 

Finally, my pizza was ready but the guy behind the counter after he grabs my two pizzas, he goes and gets a bag of crazy bread and puts it on the top of the two pizza boxes. I said to myself, this guy just made a mistake because I did not order any crazy bread, even though I wanted it, I was tempted to say nothing and get something for free but I knew that it was a sin so, that was a no-brainer decision. Of course, I wasn’t going to take it, when he called me I immediately said, “I didn’t order that, while I was still talking he interrupted me and said, “I know you didn’t order it, I just wanted to give it to you.” 

He just finished telling a customer that he cannot give free food and here he is giving me free food.

That was AMAZING, I desired it in my heart and was debating if I should get it. The Lord knows that I really wanted it and through that man, the Lord not only gave it to me but said, “I wanted to give it to you”  How awesome is that. I have never experienced something like this before where I wanted something and a person almost right away gives it to me for no apparent reason, almost like if he heard my mind but I know that God heard my mind and gave it to me because He is good. 

I know this testimony is not grand but God cares even in the smallest parts of our lives. To me, this was BIG because God showed up and that’s what matters to me.