Essay #18:

Describing our duty efforts.

In the Holy Bible, New Testament, the Lord Jesus said something such as "Even so when you have done all those things which were commanded you, say that 'We are unprofitable servants. We have done that which was our duty to do.' ".

Perhaps such a saying could also be said relating to the circumstance in which a person has not managed to do all that may have been commanded him by God, through and in accordance with principles referred to in the Holy Bible, God's holy Word; but with possibly only a part of it so far having been done, as well as the supposedly plausible circumstance of having "done all those things which were commanded" a person to do (if it is even actually possible for a person to do "all things which were commanded" him/her).

Interpreting this portion of holy scripture to have  been included for more than one good reason, one such good reason might have been for the purpose of helping believers to have more humility concerning their doing of things that are commanded them by the holy scriptures.

And furthermore, since a lack of humility may be inappropriate for other types of activity as well, achievements included, then those principles may be worthwhile for the circumstances of those activities occurring, also.

Therefore, a person could have more humility; rather than inappropriate excessive pride; for either on the one hand having done all things, or on the other hand, having done only some things that were commanded him (if the things that were commanded him were done at all, rather than waiting until all the things that were commanded him were accomplished by him as commanded; if that could even be achieved however, because after the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (and possibly after the Fall of the rest of the created Earth and possibly of all Creation as well), humans have been in an unregenerated state and yet are imperfect creatures, etc.).

However if a person has been "saved" according to evangelical meanings of that term, then according to some interpretations, that person has therefore been "restored" to his/her Garden of Eden "better configuration" of spirit, soul and body so that, being "regenerated" with a new nature allegedly being given to him/her by Almighty God, then he/she could be more able "to do as commanded" all such things.

Please refer to Luke 17:7-10.

Here, from the Blue Letter Bible of the Internet, is Luke 17:7-10; from Webster's Bible (WEB):


Unchecked Copy Box Luk 17:7

 But which of you having a  servant plowing, or feeding  cattle, will say to him  immediately, when he is  come from the field, Go and  sit down to eat?

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 to Luk 17:8

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 And will not rather say to him,  Make ready wherewith I may  sup, and gird thyself, and serve  me, till I have eaten and drank;  and afterward thou shalt eat and  drink?

Tools specific to Luk 17:9

Unchecked Copy Box Luk 17:9

 Doth he thank that servant,  because he did the things that  were commanded him? I  suppose not.

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 So likewise ye, when ye shall  have done all the things which  are commanded you, say, We  are unprofitable servants: we  have done that which it was our  duty to do.




In particular, please see Luke 17:10, Webster's Bible (WEB).  

"So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all the things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which it was our duty to do."