7But 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? 8And 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? 9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. 10So 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.Mr Johnson gave us several verses to indicate that all Believers are Christ's slaves or servants. From the above verses in Luke, we learn of the mindset of the servant of the Lord. A servant/slave of the Lord:
- has needs that must come last
- is available for the Master
- does not expect praise
- is expected to do his/her duty
- serves the Lord in humility
And what of the servant's reward? We have a Master who will reward us. We will hear praise from our Master, the Lord Jesus, as written in 1 Corinthians 4:5, and in other verses:
5Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.Mr Johnson's message, in full and in context, is available on DVD. Please see Romy.