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Unprofitable Servants

Today's Sunrise is a continuation of yesterday's. In it we learned that mustard seed faith is the measure of faith given to the sons of God. Faith here, is referring to the gift of the Holy Ghost, and His power. So today, in the true sense of a devotion, take time and read the following passage.

Luke 17:7-10

7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?

8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

First of all it is important for you to know that Jesus is still speaking about faith. He is answering the disciples request to increase their faith. He first let them know that if they had faith (the Holy Ghost) they would be able to forgive 7x7. Now he goes on to tell a lesson on being unprofitable servants. But how does this story connect to faith?

Let me remind you of Monday's Sunrise.

Romans 16:26

...But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

As you move forward always remember that faith is the Holy Ghost for the sons of God, and that faith operates when we obey the Holy Ghost. When God gave us the Holy Spirit, He gave us all the power to obey Him. He has given us the power to forgive 7x70 in a day. The Holy Ghost will always prompt us to do the will of God. However, what happens if one day you do not want to?

What if one day, you allow your situation to overwhelm you and you no longer want to obey the faith? Jesus' response to you is "Are you truly my servant?". The servant in the story above was not rewarded until his duty was accomplished. Likewise, it is our duty to love at all times, and we have no right to get tired of doing so.

We are servants of the Lord; servants of the faith. We are unprofitable servants in that obedience to the faith can often lead us into death or trying situations. Either way, we have been designed by the Holy Ghost to obey Him in hard trials. He is our comforter as we longsuffer. It is our nature to do good even in evil situations.

Don't let, the situation, be your master. Be an unprofitable servant of Jesus Christ and walk in righteousness all the time. One day, you will be rewarded greatly.


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