Passage: Luke 17:7~10  

Key verse: 10

1. The hard working servant (7-9)

When a person does his duty, he has a sense of accomplishment and inner peace. This is sufficient reward. He doesn't expect any reward or praise for doing his duty. A man who works hard all day doesn't expect his boss to cook dinner for him. He works because that's his job. He doesn't even expect to be thanked.

2. God's servants (10)

We are servants of Christ Jesus. He bought us with his blood, redeemed us from the power of sin and death, and we belong to him. Whatever we do for him is done in response to his grace. Serving Jesus is our duty and our highest joy. When he uses us in his redemptive work, even in some small way, it is a great privilege. When we have done everything we were told to do, we can only say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'

Prayer: Lord, I belong to you. I am an unworthy servant; please use me in your work in any way you choose.

One Word: Rejoice to do our duty