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What Is Your Duty?

When it comes to duty and responsibility as Christians, we may feel like we’re going above and beyond.  We may think that we deserve to take a break and kick back and relax with Jesus.  Jesus says that this is not the case.  He tells a little story in Luke 17:7-10 about our duty as His followers.
A servant who does his job faithfully is not rewarded until he has done the entire job.  He goes out and does his job in the fields and then, when he comes home, he is expected to fulfill his duties before he is allowed to rest.
As Christians, we have a duty to our Master.  We are called to faithfully carry out the commission Christ has given to us to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).  This is the bare minimum that He expects us to do!  We get so caught up in our jobs, our families, our hobbies, our leisure and our lives that we forget that Jesus has given us a job to fulfill.  We cannot afford to rest for even a moment.  There are so many who will believe and repent and be baptized!  Are we doing our duty or are we neglecting our commission?
There will come a day when we will see Jesus and He will reward us.  Until then, let it be said of us that we have done our duty.
Luke 17:7-10 (NIV)
7 “Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’?8 Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? 9 Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? 10 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.’”
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