|So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.' " |
|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. |
|"So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'" |
|Luke 17:10 |
Disciples are bondslaves of the Lord Jesus Christ. They belong to Him-spirit, soul, and body. In the light of Calvary, nothing they can ever do for the Savior is sufficient to recompense Him for what He has done. So after the disciple has done everything that he has been commanded in the NT, he must still admit that he is an unprofitable servant who has only done what was his duty to do.
NT New Testament MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Lk 17:10). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.