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– We are unprofitable servants – we have done that which was our duty to do. – Luke 17:10

Duty is a moral or legal obligation to do something – something beyond self – something beyond a desire for any personal profit or praise.  Those who serve in the military are bound by an oath to obey the orders of those appointed over them.  If one is commanded to do something – it is done without contention or complaining.  Disputes can cause personal discomfort – or widespread disaster.

There are negative consequences to consider for any deliberate disobedience.  When one is told to move to a new “duty” station – one moves; without arguing over it – about it not “being a good time” to do so. The military has a need and reason for one to transfer somewhere else  – even if it is not personally convenient.  Spouses, children, and personal belongings have to be left behind sometimes.

As Christians, we are to obey all things God commands us to do – without murmurings and dispute (Philippians 2:14) – or there are negative consequences to consider.  If the Lord – through the Holy Spirit – tells us to move, we move.  It may not be the most convenient time for us in the world … it’s always the right moment per His Word.

Conditional obedience to God is disobedience.  It’s saying we’ll serve a little – then wait for someone to serve us back.  That makes us profitable de-servants of self – not unprofitable servants of others (Luke 17:7-10).  We’ll do our duty – as long as we get what we think is “due” back to us.  Our whole duty is to fear God and keep all His commandments; not just some (Ecclesiastes 12:13, James 2:10).

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