And the servant is not even thanked, because he is merely doing what he is supposed to do.
Now here’s a verse I’d like to rip right out of the Bible. I hate that Jesus even said this to His followers. Because when I’m a servant, I really want everyone to slap me on the back and congratulate me for my tremendous tendencies toward incredibly, spiritual servitude.
Several years ago, when I interned in ministry, I worked side by side in grounds maintenance with a man that taught me godly servant hood. Don Dukes demonstrated that serving was not a penalty for wrong doing. God has no penal colonies in ministry. A servant in the Lord’s household is being developed by God to bring honor to His Name and to illustrate Christ’s glory to a world that watches.
Don’s words to me are always seasoned with the grace and forgiveness of God. Anyone who comes in contact with Don Dukes walks away knowing that they are loved and cherished by their Heavenly Father. Anyone that shares time with Don becomes acquainted with how precious he or she is in the sight of God.
Don Dukes now pastors at Stillwater Calvary in Onley, Montana. He is also closely associated with Potter’s Field Ranch.