Luke 17:7 "Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and recline at table'?
Luke 17:8 Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink'?
Luke 17:9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?
Luke 17:10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'"
A servant has duties that they are supposed to perform. As Christians and followers of Jesus, we too have duties that we should do. A servant shouldn’t get any special treatment or special recognition for doing what they are supposed to do. We as Christians shouldn’t get praise for what we are supposed to do either. We should be doing what has been commanded to do and when we do this we shouldn’t then look to the people around us and expect or even want praise. We should do it humbly and only wanting God to be glorified through what is being done. I don’t want to get recognition for what I do. I want the Lord to be glorified in what I do. We just read missionary books in class and I had Samuel Morris. He came to America from Africa and had so much faith and was so filled with the Holy Spirit that when he prayed everyone was changed and looked to God. He had a childlike faith with no doubts. Whenever something would happen people would look to him and praise him kind of. Samuel hated this more than anything, because in life all he wanted was for Jesus to get praise and glory. So he would always put the attention back onto the Lord. I am an unworthy servant. As John says when he is talking about Jesus,
John 1:27 even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie."
I not even worthy to untie the sandal of Jesus. I’m not even worthy to be called a servant of God. I am privileged to be called a servant of God. I don’t want praise for serving the Lord and doing what we are called to do.
Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” I will give thanks to the Lord in everything and glorify his name in everything. I will also pray and thank Him for allowing me to be His servant.