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A Servant's Daily Duty
Tammi Stephenson - Aug. 20, 2018
Devotional

Luke 17:9-10

“Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’”

These verses come to mind as a mother. I put my kids to bed and I want the day to be over. The day is not over til multiple drinks are had, every sudden ailment has been checked, every moment of the day I may not know about is mentioned, questions about biblical doctrine need to be answered and suddenly they are very hungry!

The moment it’s bedtime I am the servant that says great my night is mine but it can be another hour before it is! And even then there is no guarantee something more serious won’t come up to change my time to servant time. I need to hang this scripture up and read it at bedtime so I am ready for the battle at night! Do my children thank me before they fall asleep? Not always, but I still do these things to show love as I am commanded.

This scripture has led me to spend some time thinking about a servant.   As a servant, the fun times are an abundant blessing but a servant is generally not called for those instances. A servant is called when things are all wrong. The spills, sickness, disobedience and things breaking.    Also bed time! All the things I would run away from and feel overwhelmed! Or the times I’m tempted to say I’m off the clock! As a servant it also doesn’t matter what the house I serve in looks like. It can be a dirt floor or a mansion or something in between but none of it’s his to hold onto and claim. A servant has to pray for his needs and has little more! I thank God for this abundant season I am in!!!!!

At the end of the day I need to say I have done all those things which you commanded me in the environment you provided today. I am an unprofitable servant. I have done what was my duty to do.   

Galatians 6:9

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”