So likewise you, when you have done all the things which were commanded, say, 'We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.'
Unprofitable means not yielding profit, or financial gain.
To me: it means to produce zero personal gain.
Servants means a person who performd duties for others, one in a state of subjection or bondage. One who serves, or does services voluntarily or on compulsion; a person who is employed by another for menial offices, or for other labour, and is subject to his command; a person who labours or exerts himself for the benefit of another, his master or employer, as a subordinate helper.
To me: Someone who serves, following the exact instruction and direction to the fullest possible.
Thus to me, an unprofitable servant is:
Someone who serves following the instructions given to him exactly, to the fullest possible while not generating any personal gain.
If we are to serve the Lord Jesus for the rest of our lives, we have to have a heart set for the kingdon, setting our eyes on the things above, making a paradigm shift in our mindset, so that when we serve God, we are able to do it wuth a pure heart.
And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a loyal(true) heart
2 kings 14:3
And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like his father David...
When we do the things of the Lord, we must do it thinking about the will of God, not our will(self centeredness). It is only when we do it unto the Lord l, no agenda,not about the desire for praise, not about the desire for recognition.
Attitude counts more than achievements.
As we carry out our duties with a cheerful and willing heart, the we can say what was written in verse ten;
So likewise you, when you have done all these things which were commanded, say, we are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.
Thanks for reading! Just sharing my 2 cents of revelation.
Because I think it is very scary when we do the right things for the wrong reason, and God will actually look at that.
I am now more convicted to pray and do all the things I do, now for the right reason(:
I pray you are too.
Don't do things for a moral obligation, don't come church for a religious routine, but whatever you do, do it heartily unto the Lord. (:
To aspire to become like David, a man after God's own heart.(: